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Shantel Krebs

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Shantel Krebs
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South Dakota State Senate District 10
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
BirthdayApril 28, 1973
Place of birthDeSmet, SD
ProfessionBusiness Development, Milo Belle
Office website
Shantel Krebs (b. April 28, 1973) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 10. Krebs was elected to the South Dakota State Senate in 2010.

Krebs was a candidate for the South Dakota House in 2002 but was not elected. She was elected in the following election in 2004. She served in the South Dakota State House of Representatives until 2011, representing the 10th District.

She initially worked in the health care industry before becoming a business owner of two retail stores in downtown Sioux Falls. She currently works in business development for Milo Belle Consultants and is a partner in the Lazy RRse Buffalo Ranch.

Krebs graduated from Dakota State University in Madison with a B.S. in Business Administration. She and her husband Mitch currently reside in Renner.[1]

Committee assignments


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

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair
Health and Human Services


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Krebs served on the following committees while a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Krebs won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 10. Krebs ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Paul A. Thompson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

South Dakota State Senate, District 10, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngShantel Krebs Incumbent 61% 5,807
     Democratic Paul Thompson 39% 3,705
Total Votes 9,512


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Krebs did not run for re-election in order to run for the South Dakota State Senate.

She defeated George Gulson (D) in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Shantel Krebs (R) 9,434 64.99%
George Gulson (D) 5,083 35.01%

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Krebs received $29,012 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]


In 2008, Krebs collected $23,880 in donations.[4]

Her five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
David Bockorny $1,000
South Dakota State Medical Association $700
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $700
South Dakota Association of Realtors $500
Greg Sands $500


Krebs has a husband, Mitch.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Abdallah (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 10
Succeeded by
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by
Gene Abdallah (R), Roger Hunt (R)