Sandy Jerstad

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Sandy Jerstad
South Dakota State Senate District 12
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Retired Professor/Coach
Sandy Jerstad (b. November 18, 1943) is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing the 12th district from 2007 to 2011.

Jerstad has taught at the following schools: Osseo, Minnesota Junior High in 1966, Seattle, Washington Junior High from 1966 to 1967, Roseville, Minnesota Junior High from 1967 to 1968, Boron Junior High School, Seattle, from 1967 to 1968, and Roseville Middle School from 1968 to 1969. She then worked as a coach/assistant professor for Augustana College from 1977 to 2003. From 1979 to 2003, she was also the Senior Women's Administrator at Augustana College.

Jerstad earned his BA from Saint Olaf College in 1966. She went on to receive his MS in Health/Physical Education/Recreation from South Dakota State University in 1980. She then earned his EdD in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota in 2004.

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the South Dakota State Senate, Jerstad served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Jerstad ran for re-election to the 12th District Seat in 2010. She ran on the Democratic ticket and was defeated by Republican challenger Mark Johnston. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.


On Nov. 4, 2008, Jerstad won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the South Dakota State Senate, defeating opponent Hal Wick (R). [1]

Jerstad raised $57,619 for her campaign while Wick raised $77,355. [2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Sandy Jerstad (D) 7,233 52.62%
Hal Wick (R) 6,513 47.38%

Campaign donors


Jerstad raised $57,619 during the 2008 election cycle.

His top contributors are listed below.[3]

Donor Amount
Sandy Jerstad $14,626
Michael and Kelly Jerstad $3,500
South Dakota Education Association $3,000
Dan and Arlene Kirby $2,000
Kevin and Peggy Kirby $1,500
Craig and Pat Kirby $1,500


Jerstad is widowed and has three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Earley
South Dakota Senate District 12
Succeeded by
Mark Johnston (R)