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Roger Solum
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South Dakota House District 5
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 6
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
ProfessionProject Manager
Office website
Roger Solum is a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 5.

Solum is a Project Manager.

Solum joined the South Dakota State House of Representatives in 2009. He has served in that position since, representing the 5th District.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Solum served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Solum served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Solum served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Solum won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota House of Representatives District 5. Solum ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and won re-election in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Magstadt Incumbent 40.1% 5,950
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Solum Incumbent 39.4% 5,844
     Democratic Dorothy Kellogg 20.5% 3,042
Total Votes 14,836


See also: South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Solum ran for re-election to one of two seats in District 5 of the South Dakota House of Representatives. Also running were Melissa Magstadt (R) and Jeff Dunn (D).[2] J. Maurice Redmond (D) withdrew from the race, and John Wiles (R) was eliminated in the primary election. Melissa Magstadt (R) and Roger Solum (R) won election in the November 2 general election.[3]

South Dakota State House, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Magstadt (R) 4,681 35.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Solum (R) 4,514 34.23%
Jeff Dunn (D) 3,992 30.27%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Solum received $21,303 in campaign donations. The largest donors are listed below:[4]


In 2008, Solum collected $16,390 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Codington County Republican Central Committee $5,000
South Dakota Republican Party $2,235
Faehn for House Cmte $2,032
Roger Solum $1,738
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota $350

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