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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 2010|state senate elections]] are being held in 43 states.  1,167 state senate seats are at stake.  In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent [[state senator]].  Buhl is [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated]] an incumbent Democratic state senator.
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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 2010|state senate elections]] are being held in 43 states.  1,167 state senate seats are at stake.  In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent [[state senator]].  Buhl was [[Challengers who defeated incumbents in 2010's state legislative elections#State senates|one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated]] an incumbent Democratic state senator.
  
 
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South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Majority controlCampaign contributions

QualificationsCompetitiveness analysis

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South Dakota State Senate
Elections for the office of South Dakota's State Senate were held in South Dakota on November 2, 2010.

South Dakota's 35 state senators serve two-year terms with term limits. All 35 seats are up for election in November.[1] Of the 35 seats up for election, incumbents ran in 22 races. There are 4 incumbents ineligible to run because of term limits.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.

See also: South Dakota State Senate and State legislative elections, 2010

November 2 General Election Results

South Dakota State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 14 5
     Republican Party 21 30
Total 35 35


The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Al Novstrup
  2. Angie Buhl O'Donnell
  3. Arthur Fryslie
  4. Billie Sutton
  5. Bob Gray
  6. Bruce Rampelberg
  7. Cooper Garnos
  8. Corey Brown
  9. Craig Tieszen
  10. Dan Lederman
  11. Deb Peters
  12. Eldon Nygaard
  13. Elizabeth Kraus
  14. J.E. Putnam
  15. James Bradford
  16. Jason Frerichs
  17. Jean Hunhoff
  18. Jeffrey Haverly
  19. Jim Hundstad
  20. Joni Cutler
  21. Larry Rhoden
  22. Larry Tidemann
  23. Mark Johnston
  24. Mike Vehle
  25. Phyllis Heineman
  26. Ried Holien
  27. Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)
  28. Ryan Maher
  29. Shantel Krebs
  30. Stanford Adelstein
  31. Thomas Nelson
  32. Tim Begalka
  33. Timothy Rave
  34. Todd Schlekeway
  35. Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The South Dakota State Senate has been a term-limited state senate 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 State Senator 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%.

Altogether, there are 35 South Dakota State Senators. In 2010, four of them who are current members were ineligible to run for the senate again in November. They are:

Democrats (1):


Republicans (3):


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate 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.[2]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2008 92 $2,196,661
2006 89 $1,811,174
2004 78 $859,976
2002 63 $429,255

Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

7 incumbents (31.8%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.

  • 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
  • 6 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.

Primary challenges

Only 1 incumbent (4.5%) faced competition in the June 8 primary. Democratic incumbent Angie Buhl, who has represented District 15 since 2008, lost to challenger Kathleen Miles in the June 8 primary.

Retiring incumbents

13 incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 22 incumbents (62.8%) ran for re-election. Of the 13 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 7 are Democrat and 6 are Republican.

Incumbents who are retiring are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota Senate, a candidate must be:[3]

  • A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
  • 21 years old at the filing deadline time
  • A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
  • May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
  • A qualified voter. A qualified voter is someone who is:
* A U.S. citizen
* Reside in South Dakota
* At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
* Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
* Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates
Party As of July 2014
     Democratic Party 7
     Republican Party 28
Total 35


List of candidates

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District 1

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Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gary Hanson is not running for reelection, although he was eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Frerichs 5,629 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Jim Hundstad. Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 2nd district since 2004.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
No Republicans filed to run for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Hundstad 5,872 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Al Novstrup Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 3rd district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alan Hoerth 3,531
Republican Party Al Novstrup 5,281 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:

Note: Incumbent Democrat James Peterson did not seek re-election.

Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dick Schwandt 3,418
Republican Party Tim Begalka 5,346 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Turbak Berry 4,110
Republican Party Ried Holien 4,642 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
No Democrat is seeking election.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Arthur Fryslie Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 6th district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Arthur Fryslie 5,981 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Pam Merchant Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 7th district since 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pam Merchant 3,631
Republican Party Larry Tidemann 4,289 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
No Democrat is seeking election.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Russell Olson (South Dakota politician) 6,9841 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Clark Schmidtke, Sr. 1,648

District 9

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Tom Dempster is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rob Wilson 2,956
Republican Party Deb Peters 5,119 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Gene Abdallah is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party George Gulson 5,083
Republican Party Shantel Krebs 9,434 Green check mark transparent.png

District 11

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

Note: Incumbent Jason Gant did not seek reelection but instead is the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Cool 3,828
Republican Party Todd Schlekeway 7,055 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Sandy Jerstad Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 12th district since 2006.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Constitution Party Constitution Party candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Jerstad 5,117
Republican Party Mark Johnston 6,094 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:

Note: Incumbent Scott Heidepriem did not seek reelection but instead is the Democratic nominee for governor.

Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Parker 3,780
Republican Party Phyllis Heineman 4,856 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Note: Incumbent David Knudson is not eligible to run for re-election under South Dakota's term limits. He was defeated in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cindy Schumacher 3,228
Republican Party Joni Cutler 6,568 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections are being held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats are at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Buhl was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • No Republican candidates filed for this seat.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Angie Buhl 2,856 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Margaret Gillespie did not seek reelection.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Hill 6,082
Republican Party Dan Lederman 3,616 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Ben Nesselhuf did not seek reelection but instead is the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eldon Nygaard 3,895 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Terri Jorgenson 3,396

District 18

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Jean Hunhoff Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 18th district since 2006.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jean Hunhoff 5,915 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Frank Kloucek is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits and is running for a District 19 state house seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glennis Stern 3,478
Republican Party Jim Putnam 4,692 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Mike Vehle Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 20th district since 2008.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Thie 1,870
Republican Party Mike Vehle 4,827 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Steve Sibson 1,729

District 21

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Cooper Garnos Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 21st district since 1998.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brandon Sazue 2,207
Republican Party Cooper Garnos 5,562 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Perry Danforth 3,823
Republican Party Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician) 5,192 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Corey Brown Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 23rd district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Corey Brown 6,455 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Bob Gray Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 24th district since 2004.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donna Fjelstad 2,936
Republican Party Bob Gray 6,676 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • Dan Ahlers Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 25th district since 2008.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Ahlers 4,788
Republican Party Tim Rave 5,128 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Note: Incumbent Democrat Julie Bartling did not seek re-election. Instead she is running for State Auditor.

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Billie Sutton 4,167 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Meyer 3,045

District 27

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • James Bradford Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 27th district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eugene Christensen 1,998
Republican Party James Bradford 3,402 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Ryan Maher Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 28th district since 2007.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Julie Garreau 1,836
Republican Party Ryan Maher 4,732 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Larry Rhoden Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 29th district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Larry Rhoden 7,313 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result (after recount):

Note: Incumbent Gordon Howie did not seek reelection but lost in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Bruce Rampelberg 7,925 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Thomas Nelson Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 31st district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nyla Griffith 3,970
Republican Party Thomas Nelson 5,824 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Stanford Adelstein 5,540 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary:
Note: Incumbent Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician) is not running for reelection.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Elizabeth Kraus 5,668 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary:
  • Craig Tieszen Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 34th district since 2008.

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Craig Tieszen 7,136 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary:
  • No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary:
  • Jeffrey Haverly Approveda Incumbent, has represented the 35th district since 2008.
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jeffrey Haverly 4,298 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Anthony Sylvester Valella 1,736

See also

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