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South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

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South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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South Dakota House of Representatives2012 South Dakota Senate Elections
Elections for the office of South Dakota House of Representatives were held in South Dakota on November 6, 2012. All 70 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 27, 2011. The primary election day was June 5, 2012. The primary runoff took place on June 26, 2012.

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Dakota House of Representatives:

South Dakota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 17
     Republican Party 50 53
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 70 70


Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in South Dakota in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 132 $1,675,460
2008 181 $1,474,166
2006 157 $1,269,101
2004 142 $927,656
2002 140 $932,931

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $1,675,460 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Munsterman, Scott $183,417
South Dakota Democratic Party $35,550
South Dakota Association of Realtors $28,000
South Dakota Education Association $26,700
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $18,550
Schaefer, James $17,721
Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota $16,000
Equality South Dakota $15,500
Murray, Matthew $15,045
South Dakota Retailers Association $14,350

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in South Dakota

The Republican-controlled Legislature passed new legislative maps in special session on October 24, 2011; Republican governor Dennis Daugaard signed them the next day. With a 30-5 majority in the Senate and 50-19 with one vacancy in the House as of August 2012, redistricting looks to keep the Republicans' lead intact; Rep. Susan Wismer (D) charged that gerrymandering led to these majorities in the past and in the current cycle.[3]

Incumbents retiring

A total of 24 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Brian Liss Ends.png Republican House District 13
Charles Turbiville Ends.png Republican House District 31
David Sigdestad Electiondot.png Democratic House District 1
Ed Iron Cloud, III Electiondot.png Democratic House District 27
Edward Van Gerpen Ends.png Republican House District 19
Elaine Elliott Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2
Frank Kloucek Electiondot.png Democratic House District 19
Gene Abdallah Ends.png Republican House District 10
H. Paul Dennert Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2
Jamie Boomgarden Ends.png Republican House District 17
Jim White Ends.png Republican House District 22
Kim Vanneman Ends.png Republican House District 26
Larry Lucas Electiondot.png Democratic House District 26
Lora Hubbel Ends.png Republican House District 11
Mark Kirkeby Ends.png Republican House District 35
Nick Moser Ends.png Republican House District 18
Phil Jensen Ends.png Republican House District 33
Roger Hunt Ends.png Republican House District 10
Steve Street Electiondot.png Democratic House District 4
Susan Blake Electiondot.png Democratic House District 13
Tad Perry Ends.png Republican House District 24
Thomas Brunner Ends.png Republican House District 29
Tom Jones Electiondot.png Democratic House District 17
Valentine Rausch Ends.png Republican House District 4

Term limits

See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

The South Dakota House of Representatives has been a term-limited house of representatives since South Dakota voters approved Ballot Issue A in 1992, an initiated constitutional amendment. This amendment became part of Section 6 of Article III of the South Dakota Constitution and limits the amount of time that a South Dakota Representative can stay in office to no more than four consecutive 2-year terms.

The South Dakota State Legislature has tried on more than one occasion, each time unsuccessfully, to persuade the state's voters to repeal term limits. The most recent such failed attempt was when Amendment J lost in 2008 by 75-25%.

7 of South Dakota's 70 state representatives, or 10%, were termed out in 2012. Of them, 2 were Democratic and 5 were Republican.

In addition to the 7 South Dakota state representatives left office because of term limits, 3 South Dakota state senators were also termed-out.

South Dakota state representatives whose seats were up for election in 2012 but who were unable to run because of the state's term limits were:

Democrats (2):

Republican (5):

List of candidates

District 1 (2)

Note: Incumbent David Sigdestad (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis A. Feickert: 5,967 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Susan Wismer: 4,833 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2 (2)

Note: Incumbent Elaine Elliott (D) did not seek re-election. Incumbent H. Paul Dennert (D) ran for State Senate in District 3.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danny Miles: 3,391
Democratic Party Dennis Nemmers: 3,619
Republican Party Brock L. Greenfield: 6,049 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Burt E. Tulson: 5,000 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Zachary Anderson: 3,148
Democratic Party Bill Antonides: 4,529
Republican Party Daniel Kaiser: 5,201 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Novstrup: 5,843 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4 (2)

Note: Incumbents Valentine Rausch (R) and Steve Street (D) are not running for re-election due to term limits. Both ran for State Senate.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Peterson: 4,958 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kathy Tyler: 5,131 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Deutsch: 4,624
Republican Party James E. Gilkerson: 4,495

District 5 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dorothy Kellogg: 3,042
Republican Party Melissa Magstadt: 5,950 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roger Solum: 5,844 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Christopher Jauron: 2,194
Democratic Party Joseph Weis: 2,884
Republican Party Isaac Latterell: 5,000 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Herman Otten: 5,739 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda A. Brandt: 2,884
Democratic Party Spencer Hawley: 4,610 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Munsterman: 4,894 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Roehrich: 2,322

District 8 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roy J. Lindsay: 4,579
Democratic Party Scott Parsley: 6,069 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Leslie J. Heinemann: 5,242 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gene Kroger: 3,945

Note: Patricia K Stricherz had filed to run for re-election, but withdrew after the primary. Kroger was nominated to take her place on the ballot.[4]

District 9 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Boltjes-Johnson was replaced by Paula Hawks on the general election ballot.

Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Anderson: 3,188
Democratic Party Paula Hawks: 3,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Deelstra: 3,883
Republican Party Steve Hickey: 4,188 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10 (2)

Note: Incumbent Roger Hunt (R) is not running due to term limits. Incumbent Gene Abdallah (R) ran for State Senate in District 6.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Kavanaugh and Toft were replaced by Jo Hausman and Brian Parsons on the general election ballot.

Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jo Hausman: 3,959
Democratic Party Brian Parsons: 2,983
Republican Party Don Haggar: 4,620 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jenna Haggar: 5,316 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11 (2)

Note: Incumbent Lora Hubbel (R) ran for State Senate in District 11.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Larson: 3,429
Democratic Party Darrell D. Solberg: 4,140
Republican Party Christine M. Erickson: 5,685 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Stalzer: 5,124 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • Manny Steele Approveda Incumbent Steele assumed office in 2007.
  • Hal Wick Approveda Incumbent Wick assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Knudson: 4,064
Democratic Party Susan M. Randall: 4,350
Republican Party Manny Steele: 5,029 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Hal Wick: 5,218 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13 (2)

Note: Incumbent Brian Liss (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Blake and Vavreck withdrew prior to the general election.

Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party G. Mark Mickelson: 7,122 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Westra: 5,145 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc S. Feinstein: 5,128 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Jeff Winters: 4,366
Republican Party Anne C. Hajek: 5,792 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry P. Zikmund: 4,989

District 15 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick A. Kirschman: 2,498 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Karen L. Soli: 3,026 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Note: Grewing was replaced by Stanley Jacobson on the general election ballot.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stanley Jacobson: 2,128
Democratic Party Ann Tornberg: 4,969
Republican Party Jim Bolin: 6,760 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Patty Miller: 5,093 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17 (2)

Note: Incumbents Jamie Boomgarden (R) and Tom Jones (D) are not running for re-election. Boomgarden did not run due to term limts.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ray Ring: 4,212 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Marion Sorlien: 4,027
Republican Party Nancy Rasmussen: 4,512 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18 (2)

Note: Incumbent Nick Moser (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charlie Gross: 3,607
Democratic Party Bernie Hunhoff: 5,589 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Stevens: 4,657 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas D. Stotz: 3,918

District 19 (2)

Note: Incumbents Frank Kloucek (D) and Edward Van Gerpen (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan Fenner: 3,708
Republican Party Stace Nelson: 6,956 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kyle Schoenfish: 6,550 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • Lance Carson Approveda Incumbent Carson assumed office in 2007.
  • Tona Rozum Approveda Incumbent Rozum assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James V. Schorzmann: 3,926
Democratic Party David Mitchell: 3,233
Republican Party Lance Carson: 5,841 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tona Rozum: 5,272 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Bartling: 5,307 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Gary W. Coleman: 2,429
Republican Party Lee Qualm: 4,421 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Scott: 4,176

District 22 (2)

Note: Incumbent Jim White (R) ran for State Senate in District 22.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peggy Gibson: 5,299 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Dale Hargens: 4,061
Republican Party Jay B.K. Slater: 3,634
Republican Party Dick Werner: 4,344 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Justin R. Cronin: 6,441 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Charles B. Hoffman: 6,831 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24 (2)

Note: Incumbent Tad Perry (R) ran for State Senate in District 24.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mary Duvall: 6,154 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tim Rounds: 7,248 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25 (2)

Note: Incumbent Stace Nelson (R) ran for re-election in District 19.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:

Note: Sorenson withdrew after the primary and was replaced on the general election ballot by Janelle Smedsrud.

Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Laird: 3,686
Democratic Party Janelle Smedsrud: 2,882
Republican Party Scott W. Ecklund: 5,718 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Hansen: 6,217 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26A (1)

Note: Incumbent Larry Lucas (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Troy Heinert: 2,331 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26B (1)

Note: Incumbent Kim Vanneman (R) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Maynard J. Konechne: 2,078
Republican Party James Schaefer: 2,981 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27 (2)

Note: Incumbent Ed Iron Cloud, III (D) did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Killer: 3,698 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Elizabeth May: 2,982 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Kathleen Ann: 1,537

District 28A (1)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean Schrempp: 2,657 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28B (1)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • Betty Olson Approveda Incumbent Olson assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Betty Olson: 4,028 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29 (2)

Note: Incumbent Thomas Brunner (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Gary L. Cammack: 5,991 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dean Wink: 4,824 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Lance Russell: 6,481 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Verchio: 7,737 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31 (2)

Note: Incumbent Charles Turbiville (R) did not seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Timothy R. Johns: 6,213 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred W. Romkema: 6,721 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jackie Swanson: 4,075
Republican Party Kristin Conzet: 5,004 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Gosch: 4,742 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33 (2)

Note: Incumbent Phil Jensen (R) ran for State Senate in District 33.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robin A. Page: 3,377
Republican Party Scott W. Craig: 4,905 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jacqueline Sly: 6,308 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34 (2)

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:
  • Dan Dryden Approveda Incumbent Dryden assumed office in 2011.
  • David Lust Approveda Incumbent Lust assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John C. Willman: 2,977
Republican Party Dan Dryden: 6,145 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Lust: 6,355 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Mike Reardon: 2,500

District 35 (2)

Note: Incumbent Mark Kirkeby (R) ran for State Senate in District 35.

Democratic Party June 5 Democratic primary:
Republican Party June 5 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shane Liebig: 2,538
Democratic Party Jay Pond: 2,208
Republican Party Blaine Campbell: 3,379 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Kopp: 4,305 Green check mark transparent.png

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