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{{tnr}}Elections for the office of [[South Dakota State Senate|South Dakota's State Senate]] will be held in [[South Dakota]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
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<center>[[Statewide elections, 2010|2010 elections in South Dakota]]: &nbsp; &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[South Dakota 2010 ballot measures|Ballot measures]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[South Dakota gubernatorial election, 2010|Governor]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[South Dakota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2010|Lt. Gov]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[South Dakota Attorney General election, 2010|Attorney General]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp;  [[South Dakota Secretary of State election, 2010|Secretary of State]] &nbsp;  [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010|State Senate]] &nbsp; [[File:Star bookmark.png|16px]] &nbsp; [[South Dakota House of Representatives elections, 2010|State House]]</center></td>
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{{Sdsenate2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[South Dakota State Senate|South Dakota's State Senate]] were held in [[South Dakota]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].  
  
South Dakota's 35 state senators serve [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year terms]] with [[State legislatures with term limits|term limits]].  All 35 seats are up for election in November.<ref>[http://www.termlimits.org/content.asp?pl=18&sl=19&contentid=19 List of state legislative term limits]</ref> Of the 35 seats up for election, incumbents are running in 22 races. There are 4 incumbents ineligible to run because of term limits.
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South Dakota's 35 state senators serve [[Length of terms of state senators|two-year terms]] with [[State legislatures with term limits|term limits]].  All 35 seats were up for election in November.<ref>[http://www.termlimits.org/content.asp?pl=18&sl=19&contentid=19 List of state legislative term limits]</ref> Of the 35 seats up for election, incumbents ran in 22 races. There are 4 incumbents ineligible to run because of term limits.
  
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.
 
The [[Primary election dates in 2010|signature-filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run in these elections was March 30, 2010. The primary election day was June 8, 2010.
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:: ''See also: [[South Dakota State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[South Dakota State Senate]]'' and ''[[State legislative elections, 2010]]''
  
==Campaign contributions==
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==November 2 General Election Results==
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'''The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:'''
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{{List of election winners DPL|Chamber= State Senate|State = South Dakota|Year = 2010}}
  
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==Majority control==
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: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the [[South Dakota State Senate]]:
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The Democratic Party elected six senators in 2010, but Eldon Nygaard (D) joined the Republican Party after the election.
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==Term limits==
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: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
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The [[South Dakota State Senate]] has been a term-limited state senate in South Dakota voters approved [[South Dakota Set Term Limits (1992)|Ballot Issue A in 1992]], an {{icafull}}.  This amendment became part of [[Article III, South Dakota Constitution#Section 6|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.
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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 [[South Dakota Repeal Term Limits, Constitutional Amendment J (2008)|Amendment J]] lost in 2008 by 75-25%.
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Altogether, there are 35 [[South Dakota State Senator]]s.  In 2010, four of them who are [[:Category:Current members of state senates|current members]] were ineligible to run for the senate again in November.  They are:
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'''Democrats (1):'''
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'''Republicans (3):'''
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==Campaign contributions==
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:: ''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]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/search.phtml?PHPSESSID=e4c25f9158c391014598a0a2dce976bb&searchbox=South%20Dakota Follow the Money, South Dakota]</ref>
 
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]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/search.phtml?PHPSESSID=e4c25f9158c391014598a0a2dce976bb&searchbox=South%20Dakota Follow the Money, South Dakota]</ref>
  
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
 
{{legislative campaign spending chart}}
  
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 65
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| align="right" | $1,090,800
 
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| align="center" | 2008
 
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| align="right" | $429,255
 
| align="right" | $429,255
 
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In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,090,800 in campaign contributions.  The top 10 donors were: <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=SD&y=2010&f=S ''Follow the Money'': "South Dakota Senate 2010 Campaign Contributions"]</ref>
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| South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte
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| align="right" | $36,500
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| South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association
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| align="right" | $19,750
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| Warner PAC
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| align="right" | $16,000
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| South Dakota Education Association
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| align="right" | $15,750
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| South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
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| align="right" | $15,750
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| South Dakota Republican Party
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| align="right" | $15,422
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| South Dakota Association of Realtors
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| align="right" | $14,700
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| South Dakota Retailers Association
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| align="right" | $13,850
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| Codington County Republican Central Cmte
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| align="right" | $11,500
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| South Dakota Corn Growers Association
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| align="right" | $11,250
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==Incumbency==
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===Unopposed incumbents===
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7 incumbents (31.8%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.
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:* 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
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:* 6 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.
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===Primary challenges===
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Only 1 incumbent (4.5%) faced competition in the June 8 primary.  Democratic incumbent [[Kathleen Miles]], who was first elected to District 15 in 2009, lost to challenger [[Angie Buhl]] in the June 8 primary.
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===Retiring incumbents===
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13 incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 22 incumbents (62.8%) ran for re-election.  Of the 13 incumbents who did not run for re-election, 7 are Democrat and 6 are Republican.
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Incumbents who retired are:
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:* District 1: Incumbent Democrat [[Gary Hanson]].
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:* District 4: Incumbent Democrat [[James Peterson]].
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:* District 9: Incumbent Republican [[Tom Dempster]].
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:* District 10: Incumbent Republican [[Gene Abdallah]].
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:* District 11: Incumbent Republican [[Jason Gant]].
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:* District 13: Incumbent Democrat [[Scott Heidepriem]].
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:* District 14: Incumbent Republican [[David Knudson]].
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:* District 16: Incumbent Democrat [[Margaret Gillespie]].
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:* District 17: Incumbent Democrat [[Ben Nesselhuf]].
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:* District 19: Incumbent Democrat [[Frank Kloucek]].
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:* District 26: Incumbent Democrat [[Julie Bartling]].
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:* District 30: Incumbent Republican [[Gordon Howie]].
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:* District 30: Incumbent Republican [[Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician)]].
  
 
==Qualifications==
 
==Qualifications==
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: * Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
  
==Current partisan composition==
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
 
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:: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state senates]]''
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==List of candidates==
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===District 1===
 
===District 1===
 
{{statesen2010}}
 
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:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Jason Frerichs]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jason Frerichs]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Hanson]] is not running for reelection, although he is eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gary Hanson]] did not run for re-election, although he was eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:No Republican is running for election.
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:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jason Frerichs]] 5,629 {{won}}
  
 
===District 2===
 
===District 2===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Jim Hundstad]]. {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 2nd district since 2004.
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:* [[Jim Hundstad]]. {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 2nd district in 2004.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:No Republican is running for election.  
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:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.  
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jim Hundstad]] 5,872 {{won}}
  
 
===District 3===
 
===District 3===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>  
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>  
  
 
:* [[Alan Hoerth]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Alan Hoerth]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Al Novstrup]]. {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 3rd district since 2008.
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:* [[Al Novstrup]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 3rd district in 2008.
  
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Alan Hoerth]] 3,531
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:{{reddot}} [[Al Novstrup]] 5,281 {{won}}
 
===District 4===
 
===District 4===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Dick  Schwandt]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Dick  Schwandt]] {{approved}}
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:* Susan Thompson
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'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[James Peterson]] did not seek re-election.
  
:* [[Susan Thompson]]
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[James Peterson]] is not seeking re-election.
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:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Tim Begalka]]: 1,387 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Tim Begalka]]: 1,387 {{approved}}
:* [[Mark Pederson]]: 858
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:* Mark Pederson: 858
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dick  Schwandt]] 3,418
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:{{reddot}} [[Tim Begalka]] 5,346 {{won}}
  
 
===District 5===
 
===District 5===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Nancy Turbak Berry]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 5th district since 2007.
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:* [[Nancy Turbak Berry]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 5th district in 2007.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Ried Holien]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Ried Holien]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nancy Turbak Berry]] 4,110
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:{{reddot}} [[Ried Holien]] 4,642 {{won}}
  
 
===District 6===
 
===District 6===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:No Democrat is seeking election.
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:No Democrat sought election.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Arthur Fryslie]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 6th district in 2008.
  
:* [[Arthur Fryslie]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 6th district since 2008.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Arthur Fryslie]] 5,981 {{won}}
  
 
===District 7===
 
===District 7===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Pam Merchant]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 7th district since 2008.
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:* [[Pam Merchant]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 7th district in 2008.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Larry Tidemann]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Larry Tidemann]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pam Merchant]] 3,631
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:{{reddot}} [[Larry Tidemann]] 4,289 {{won}}
  
 
===District 8===
 
===District 8===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:No Democrat is seeking election.
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:No Democrat sought election.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 8th district since 2008.
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:* [[Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 8th district in 2008.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
 
:* [[Clark Schmidtke, Sr.]]
 
:* [[Clark Schmidtke, Sr.]]
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)]] 6,981 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Clark Schmidtke, Sr.]] 1,648
  
 
===District 9===
 
===District 9===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Rob Wilson]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Rob Wilson]] {{approved}}
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:* Patricia Baker
  
:* [[Patricia Baker]]
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
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:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Deb Peters]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Deb Peters]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom Dempster]] is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom Dempster]] was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rob Wilson]] 2,956
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:{{reddot}} [[Deb Peters]] 5,119 {{won}}
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[George Gulson]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[George Gulson]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Shantel Krebs]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Shantel Krebs]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gene Abdallah]] is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gene Abdallah]] was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[George Gulson]] 5,083
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:{{reddot}} [[Shantel Krebs]] 9,434 {{won}}
  
 
===District 11===
 
===District 11===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Tom Cool]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Tom Cool]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Todd Schlekeway]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Todd Schlekeway]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jason Gant]] is not seeking reelection but instead is the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jason Gant]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tom Cool]] 3,828
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:{{reddot}} [[Todd Schlekeway]] 7,055 {{won}}
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Sandy Jerstad]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 12th district since 2006.
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:* [[Sandy Jerstad]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 12th district in 2006.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Mark Johnston]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Mark Johnston]] {{approved}}
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:{{orangedot}} <u>'''Constitution Party candidate:</u>
 
:{{orangedot}} <u>'''Constitution Party candidate:</u>
  
:* [[Slade Ammann]]
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:* [[Slade Ammann]] ''Did not appear on general election ballot''
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Sandy Jerstad]] 5,117
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:{{reddot}} [[Mark Johnston]] 6,094 {{won}}
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Matt Parker]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Matt Parker]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Scott Heidepriem]] is not seeking reelection but instead is the Democratic nominee for governor.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Scott Heidepriem]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Democratic nominee for governor.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Phyllis Heineman]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Phyllis Heineman]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Matt Parker]] 3,780
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:{{reddot}} [[Phyllis Heineman]] 4,856 {{won}}
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Cindy Schumacher]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Cindy Schumacher]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Joni Cutler]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Joni Cutler]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[David Knudson]] is not eligible to run for reelection under South Dakota's term limits.  He was defeated in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[David Knudson]] was not eligible to run for re-election under South Dakota's term limits.  He was defeated in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Cindy Schumacher]] 3,228
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:{{reddot}} [[Joni Cutler]] 6,568 {{won}}
  
 
===District 15===
 
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:* [[Angie Buhl]]: 398 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Angie Buhl]]: 398 {{approved}}
:* [[Kathleen Miles]]: 276 Incumbent, has represented the 15th district since 2008.
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:* [[Kathleen Miles]]: 276 Incumbent, was first elected to the 15th district in 2009.
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Across the country in 2010, [[state senate elections, 2010|state senate elections]] were held in 43 states.  1,167 state senate seats were 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.
  
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:*No Republican candidates filed for this seat.
 
:*No Republican candidates filed for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Angie Buhl]] 2,856 {{won}}
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Kathy Hill]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Kathy Hill]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Margaret Gillespie]] is not seeking reelection.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Margaret Gillespie]] did not seek re-election.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Dan Lederman]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Dan Lederman]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Kathy Hill]] 6,082
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:{{reddot}} [[Dan Lederman]] 3,616 {{won}}
  
 
===District 17===
 
===District 17===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Eldon Nygaard]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Eldon Nygaard]] {{approved}}
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ben Nesselhuf]] is not seeking reelection but instead is the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ben Nesselhuf]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Terri Jorgenson]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Terri Jorgenson]] {{approved}}
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:* John Lang
  
:* [[John Lang]]
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Eldon Nygaard]] 3,895 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[Terri Jorgenson]] 3,396
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Jean Hunhoff]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 18th district since 2006.
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:* [[Jean Hunhoff]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 18th district in 2006.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jean Hunhoff]] 5,915 {{won}}
  
 
===District 19===
 
===District 19===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Glennis Stern]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Glennis Stern]] {{approved}}
:'''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.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Frank Kloucek]] was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits and ran for a District 19 state house seat.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Jim Putnam]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Jim Putnam]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Glennis Stern]] 3,478
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:{{reddot}} [[Jim Putnam]] 4,692 {{won}}
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Susan Thie]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Susan Thie]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Mike Vehle]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 20th district since 2008.
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:* [[Mike Vehle]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 20th district in 2008.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
 
:* [[Steve Sibson]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Steve Sibson]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Thie]] 1,870
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:{{reddot}} [[Mike Vehle]] 4,827 {{won}}
 +
:{{greydot}} [[Steve Sibson]] 1,729
  
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Brandon Sazue]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Brandon Sazue]] {{approved}}
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:* Steve Smith
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Steve Smith]]  
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:* [[Cooper Garnos]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 21st district in 1998.
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Cooper Garnos]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 21st district since 1998.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Brandon Sazue]] 2,207
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Cooper Garnos]] 5,562 {{won}}
  
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Perry Danforth]]: 926 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Perry Danforth]]: 926 {{approved}}
:* [[Ron Volesky]]: 504
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:* Ron Volesky: 504
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 22nd district since 2004.
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:* [[Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 22nd district in 2004.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Perry Danforth]] 3,823
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:{{reddot}} [[Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)]] 5,192 {{won}}
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Corey Brown]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 23rd district since 2008.
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:* [[Corey Brown]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 23rd district in 2008.
 +
 
 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Corey Brown]] 6,455 {{won}}
  
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Donna Fjelstad]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Donna Fjelstad]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Bob Gray]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 24th district since 2004.
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:* [[Bob Gray]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 24th district in 2004.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Donna Fjelstad]] 2,936
 +
:{{reddot}} [[Bob Gray]] 6,676 {{won}}
  
 
===District 25===
 
===District 25===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Dan Ahlers]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 25th district since 2008.
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:* [[Dan Ahlers]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 25th district in 2008.
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Tim Rave]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Tim Rave]] {{approved}}
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dan Ahlers]] 4,788
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:{{reddot}} [[Tim Rave]] 5,128 {{won}}
  
 
===District 26===
 
===District 26===
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Julie Bartling]] is not seeking re-election. Instead she is running for State Auditor.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[Julie Bartling]] did not seek re-election. Instead she ran for State Auditor.
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:* [[John Meyer]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[John Meyer]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Billie Sutton]] 4,167 {{won}}
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:{{reddot}} [[John Meyer]] 3,045
  
 
===District 27===
 
===District 27===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Eugene Christensen]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Eugene Christensen]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[James Bradford]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 27th district since 2008.
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:* [[James Bradford]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 27th district in 2008.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Eugene Christensen]] 1,998
 +
:{{reddot}} [[James Bradford]] 3,402 {{won}}
  
 
===District 28===
 
===District 28===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Julie Garreau]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Julie Garreau]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Ryan Maher]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 28th district in 2007.
  
:* [[Ryan Maher]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 28th district since 2007.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julie Garreau]] 1,836
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:{{reddot}} [[Ryan Maher]] 4,732 {{won}}
  
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
:* [[Larry Rhoden]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 29th district since 2008.
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:* [[Larry Rhoden]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 29th district in 2008.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Larry Rhoden]] 7,313 {{won}}
  
 
===District 30===
 
===District 30===
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:* [[Bruce Rampelberg]]: 2,012 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Bruce Rampelberg]]: 2,012 {{approved}}
 
:* George Ferebee: 1,993  
 
:* George Ferebee: 1,993  
'''Note''': Incumbent [[Gordon Howie]] is not seeking reelection but lost in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.
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'''Note''': Incumbent [[Gordon Howie]] did not seek re-election but lost in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Bruce Rampelberg]] 7,925 {{won}}
  
 
===District 31===
 
===District 31===
  
:{{bluedot}}<u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
 
:* [[Nyla Griffith]] {{approved}}
 
:* [[Nyla Griffith]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}}<u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Thomas Nelson]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 31st district in 2008.
  
:* [[Thomas Nelson]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 31st district since 2008.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nyla Griffith]] 3,970
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:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Nelson]] 5,824 {{won}}
  
 
===District 32===
 
===District 32===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Stanford Adelstein]] {{approved}}  Incumbent, has represented the 31st district since 2004.
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:* [[Stanford Adelstein]] {{approved}}  Incumbent, was first elected to the 31st district in 2004.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Stanford Adelstein]] 5,540 {{won}}
  
 
===District 33===
 
===District 33===
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:* [[Elizabeth Kraus]]: 1,721 {{approved}}
 
:* [[Elizabeth Kraus]]: 1,721 {{approved}}
:* [[J.P. Duniphan]]: 598
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:* J.P. Duniphan: 598
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician)]] is not running for reelection.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician)]] did not run for re-election.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Kraus]] 5,668 {{won}}
  
 
===District 34===
 
===District 34===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Craig Tieszen]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 34th district since 2008.
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:* [[Craig Tieszen]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 34th district in 2008.
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 +
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Craig Tieszen]] 7,136 {{won}}
  
 
===District 35===
 
===District 35===
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
 
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
  
:* [[Jeffrey Haverly]] {{approved}} Incumbent, has represented the 35th district since 2008.
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:* [[Jeffrey Haverly]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 35th district in 2008.
  
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
  
 
:* [[Anthony Sylvester Valella]]
 
:* [[Anthony Sylvester Valella]]
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{reddot}} [[Jeffrey Haverly]] 4,298 {{won}}
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:{{greydot}} [[Anthony Sylvester Valella]] 1,736
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
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*[http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/resultsSW.aspx?type=leg South Dakota State Senate General Election Official Results, 2010]
 
*[http://boe.sd.gov/crystalreportviewers115/htmlviewerbridge_cache.aspx?id=291931&apstoken=ESPR1WEB14.STATE.SD.LOCAL%402119586JdKzSnQpghWvOjiZ2119584J2HMnIpsf0fwv4rm&PromptOnRefresh=0&init=dhtml&Promptex-CountyID=&jobId=82fb55e0-b2ea-445d-adf2-97a548b80c12&skey=bn0mwh55sdayjwalo2mrof55 List of 2010 general election candidates for South Dakota State Senate]
 
*[http://boe.sd.gov/crystalreportviewers115/htmlviewerbridge_cache.aspx?id=291931&apstoken=ESPR1WEB14.STATE.SD.LOCAL%402119586JdKzSnQpghWvOjiZ2119584J2HMnIpsf0fwv4rm&PromptOnRefresh=0&init=dhtml&Promptex-CountyID=&jobId=82fb55e0-b2ea-445d-adf2-97a548b80c12&skey=bn0mwh55sdayjwalo2mrof55 List of 2010 general election candidates for South Dakota State Senate]
 
*[http://legis.state.sd.us/general/TermLimits.pdf Official list of incumbent South Dakota legislators subject to term limits]
 
*[http://legis.state.sd.us/general/TermLimits.pdf Official list of incumbent South Dakota legislators subject to term limits]
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*[http://www.sddp.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=category&catid=16&Itemid=41 South Dakota Democratic Party's list of 2010 legislative candidates]
 
*[http://www.sddp.org/index.php?option=com_contact&view=category&catid=16&Itemid=41 South Dakota Democratic Party's list of 2010 legislative candidates]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=SD&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for South Dakota State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=SD&type=office&criteria=upper Project Vote Smart list of candidates for South Dakota State Senate in the November 2, 2010 election]
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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 were 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

The following candidates won election on November 2, 2010:


  1. Al Novstrup
  2. Angie Buhl
  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)

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 2 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the South Dakota State Senate:

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 Democratic Party elected six senators in 2010, but Eldon Nygaard (D) joined the Republican Party after the election.

Term limits

See also: State legislatures with term limits

The South Dakota State Senate has been a term-limited state senate in 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
2010 65 $1,090,800
2008 92 $2,196,661
2006 89 $1,811,174
2004 78 $859,976
2002 63 $429,255

In 2010, the candidates for state senate raised a total of $1,090,800 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [3]

Donor Amount
South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte $36,500
South Dakota Trial Lawyers Association $19,750
Warner PAC $16,000
South Dakota Education Association $15,750
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $15,750
South Dakota Republican Party $15,422
South Dakota Association of Realtors $14,700
South Dakota Retailers Association $13,850
Codington County Republican Central Cmte $11,500
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $11,250


Incumbency

Unopposed incumbents

2010 state legislative elections analyzed using a Competitiveness Index

7 incumbents (31.8%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.

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

Primary challenges

Only 1 incumbent (4.5%) faced competition in the June 8 primary. Democratic incumbent Kathleen Miles, who was first elected to District 15 in 2009, lost to challenger Angie Buhl in the June 8 primary.

Retiring incumbents

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

Incumbents who retired are:

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the South Dakota Senate, a candidate must be:[4]

  • 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

List of candidates

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District 1

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Democratic Party June 8 Democratic primary result:
Note: Incumbent Gary Hanson did not run for re-election, 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, was first elected to the 2nd district in 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, was first elected to the 3rd district in 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 sought election.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
  • Arthur Fryslie Approveda Incumbent, was first elected to the 6th district in 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, was first elected to the 7th district in 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 sought election.
Republican Party June 8 GOP primary result:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 2 General election candidates:

Republican Party Russell Olson (South Dakota politician) 6,981 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 was not eligible to seek re-election 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 was not eligible to seek re-election 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 re-election but instead was 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, was first elected to the 12th district in 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 re-election but instead was 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 was 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 were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were 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 re-election.
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 re-election but instead was 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, was first elected to the 18th district in 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 was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits and ran 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, was first elected to the 20th district in 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, was first elected to the 21st district in 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, was first elected to the 23rd district in 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, was first elected to the 24th district in 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, was first elected to the 25th district in 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 ran 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, was first elected to the 27th district in 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, was first elected to the 28th district in 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, was first elected to the 29th district in 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 re-election 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, was first elected to the 31st district in 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) did not run for re-election.

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, was first elected to the 34th district in 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, was first elected to the 35th district in 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

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