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{{Sdhouse2010toc}}Elections for the office of [[South Dakota House of Representatives|South Dakota's House of Representatives]] 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]].
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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]]''
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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.
  
 
==Term limits==
 
==Term limits==
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: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
 
: ''See also: [[State legislatures with term limits]]''
  
The [[South Dakota House of Representatives]] has been a term-limited house of representatives since 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 House of Representatives|South Dakota Representative]] can stay in office to no more than four consecutive 2-year terms.
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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.
  
In addition to the 8 South Dakota state representatives who are leaving office because of term limits, [[Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2010#South Dakota|4 South Dakota state senators are also termed-out]].
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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%.
  
South Dakota state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2010 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:
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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:
  
 
'''Democrats (1):'''
 
'''Democrats (1):'''
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'''Republicans (7):'''
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'''Republicans (3):'''
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==Majority control==
 
 
: ''See also: [[Partisan composition of state houses]]''
 
 
Heading into the November 2 election, Republicans are the majority party in the [[South Dakota House of Representatives]]:
 
 
{{sdhousepartisan}}
 
  
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
==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 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]].<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/search.phtml?PHPSESSID=e4c25f9158c391014598a0a2dce976bb&searchbox=South%20Dakota Follow the Money, South Dakota]</ref>
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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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|-
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| align="center" | 2010
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| align="center" | 65
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| align="right" | $1,090,800
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2008
 
| align="center" | 2008
| align="center" | 181
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| align="center" | 92
| align="right" | $1,474,166
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| align="right" | $2,196,661
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2006
 
| align="center" | 2006
| align="center" | 157
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| align="center" | 89
| align="right" | $1,269,101
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| align="right" | $1,811,174
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2004
 
| align="center" | 2004
| align="center" | 142
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| align="center" | 78
| align="right" | $927,656
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| align="right" | $859,976
 
|-
 
|-
 
| align="center" | 2002
 
| align="center" | 2002
| align="center" | 140
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| align="center" | 63
| align="right" | $932,931
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| 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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|-
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| Warner PAC
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| align="right" | $16,000
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|-
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| South Dakota Education Association
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| align="right" | $15,750
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|-
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| South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
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| align="right" | $15,750
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|-
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| South Dakota Republican Party
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| align="right" | $15,422
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|-
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| South Dakota Association of Realtors
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| align="right" | $14,700
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|-
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| South Dakota Retailers Association
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| align="right" | $13,850
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|-
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| Codington County Republican Central Cmte
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| align="right" | $11,500
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|-
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| South Dakota Corn Growers Association
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| align="right" | $11,250
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|}
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==Incumbency==
 
==Incumbency==
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7 incumbents (14.5%) face no competition in the November 2 general election and are thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, guaranteed re-election in November.
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7 incumbents (31.8%) faced no competition in the November 2 general election.
  
:* 4 Democratic incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 1 Democratic incumbent faced no November challenger.
:* 3 GOP incumbents face no November challenger.
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:* 6 GOP incumbents faced no November challenger.
  
 
===Primary challenges===
 
===Primary challenges===
  
Only 6 incumbents (12%) faced competition in the June 8 primary.  All 6 incumbents who faced challengers, 2 Democrats and 4 Republicans, won their primaries:
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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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:* District 5: Incumbent Republican [[Roger Solum]]
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:* District 12: Incumbent Republican [[Manford Steele]]
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:* District 14: Incumbent Democrat [[Marc Feinstein]]
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:* District 21: Incumbent Republican [[Kent Juhnke]]
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:* District 28A: Incumbent Democrat [[Dean Schrempp]]
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:* District 34: Incumbent Republican [[David Lust]]
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===Retiring incumbents===
 
===Retiring incumbents===
  
22 incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 48 incumbents (68.5%) are running for re-election.  Of the 22 incumbents who are not running for re-election, 4 are Democrat and 18 are Republican.
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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.
  
Incumbents who are retiring are:
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Incumbents who retired are:
  
:* District 1: Incumbent Democrat [[Jason Frerichs]].
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:* District 1: Incumbent Democrat [[Gary Hanson]].
:* District 5: Incumbent Republican [[Bob Faehn]].
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:* District 4: Incumbent Democrat [[James Peterson]].
:* District 6: Incumbent Republican [[Kristi Noem]].
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:* District 9: Incumbent Republican [[Tom Dempster]].
:* District 7: Incumbent Republican [[Larry Tidemann]].
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:* District 10: Incumbent Republican [[Gene Abdallah]].
:* District 7: Incumbent Republican [[Carol Pitts]].
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:* District 11: Incumbent Republican [[Jason Gant]].
:* District 9: Incumbent Democrat [[Richard Engels]].
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:* District 13: Incumbent Democrat [[Scott Heidepriem]].
:* District 9: Incumbent Republican [[Deb Peters]].
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:* District 14: Incumbent Republican [[David Knudson]].
:* District 10: Incumbent Republican [[Shantel Krebs]].
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:* District 16: Incumbent Democrat [[Margaret Gillespie]].
:* District 11: Incumbent Republican [[Todd Schlekeway]].
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:* District 17: Incumbent Democrat [[Ben Nesselhuf]].
:* District 12: Incumbent Republican [[R. Blake Curd]].
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:* District 19: Incumbent Democrat [[Frank Kloucek]].
:* District 13: Incumbent Democrat [[William Thompson]].
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:* District 26: Incumbent Democrat [[Julie Bartling]].
:* District 14: Incumbent Republican [[Joni Cutler]].
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:* District 30: Incumbent Republican [[Gordon Howie]].
:* District 16: Incumbent Republican [[Dan Lederman]].
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:* District 30: Incumbent Republican [[Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician)]].
:* District 17: Incumbent Democrat [[Eldon Nygaard]].
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:* District 19: Incumbent Republican [[Bill Van Gerpen]].
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:* District 19: Incumbent Republican [[J.E. Putnam]].
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:* District 20: Incumbent Republican [[Noel Hamiel]].
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:* District 21: Incumbent Republican [[Thomas Deadrick]].
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:* District 24: Incumbent Republican [[Ryan Olson]].
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:* District 24: Incumbent Republican [[Tim Rounds]].
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:* District 25: Incumbent Republican [[Timothy Rave]].
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:* District 34: Incumbent Republican [[Ed McLaughlin]].
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatehouses}}
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==Qualifications==
'''Note:''' Each district elects two representatives every two years.
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===District 1===
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To be eligible to serve in the [[South Dakota Senate]], a candidate must be:<ref>[http://www.sdsos.gov/electionsvoteregistration/electionprocess_qualificationtoholdofficetermlimitations.shtm ''Qualifications for running for South Dakota Senate]</ref>
  
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* A U.S. citizen at the time of filing
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* 21 years old at the filing deadline time
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* A two-year resident of South Dakota at the filing deadline time
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* May not have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime; may not have illegally taken "public moneys"
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* A qualified voter.  A qualified voter is someone who is:
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: * A U.S. citizen
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: * Reside in South Dakota
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: * At least 18 years old old on or before the next election
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: * Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction which included imprisonment, served or suspended, in an adult penitentiary system
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: * Not be judged mentally incompetent by a court of law
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==List of candidates== {{Partisanbreakdownstatesenates}}
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===District 1===
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{{statesen2010}}
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Susan Wismer]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Wismer has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[David Sigdestad]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jason Frerichs]] is eligible for reelection but instead is running for District 1 state senate seat.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jason Frerichs]] {{approved}}
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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.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
 
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Wismer]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jason Frerichs]] 5,629 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[David Sigdestad]]
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===District 2===
 
===District 2===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[H. Paul Dennert]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Dennert has represented this district since 2006.
 
:*[[Elaine Elliot]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Elliot has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Jim Hundstad]]. {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 2nd district in 2004.
:*[[Lana Greenfield]] {{Approved}}
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:*[[Norbert Barrie]] {{Approved}}
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:The Republican primary was not contested.
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:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[H. Paul Dennert]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Jim Hundstad]] 5,872 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Elaine Elliot]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Lana Greenfield]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Norbert Barrie]]
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===District 3===
 
===District 3===
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>  
:*[[Dennis Feickert]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Feickert has represented this district since 2008.
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:*[[Tim Even]] {{Approved}}
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:The Democratic primary was not contested.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Alan Hoerth]] {{approved}}
:*[[David Novstrup]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Novstrup has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Isaac Latterell]] {{Approved}}
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:The Republican primary was not contested.
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dennis Feickert]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Tim Even]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Novstrup]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Isaac Latterell]]
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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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>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Steve Street]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Street has represented this district since 2004.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dick  Schwandt]] {{approved}}
:*[[James Gilkerson]] {{Approved}}  
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:* Susan Thompson
:*[[Valentine Rausch]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Rausch has represented this district since 2004.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent Democrat [[James Peterson]] did not seek re-election.
:The Republican primary was not contested.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Tim Begalka]]: 1,387 {{approved}}
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:* Mark Pederson: 858
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Steve Street]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Dick  Schwandt]] 3,418
:{{reddot}} [[James Gilkerson]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Tim Begalka]] 5,346 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Valentine Rausch]]
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===District 5===
 
===District 5===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Jeff Dunn]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[J. Maurice Redmond]] {{Approved}} (later withdrew)
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Nancy Turbak Berry]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 5th district in 2007.
:*[[Melissa Magstadt]]: {{Approved}} 1,126
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:*[[Roger Solum]]: {{Approved}} 1,062 Incumbent Slocum has represented this district since 2008.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[John Wiles]]: 862
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bob Faehn]] is not seeking reelection, although he is eligible.
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:* [[Ried Holien]] {{approved}}
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<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Jeff Dunn]]  
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nancy Turbak Berry]] 4,110
:{{reddot}} [[Melissa Magstadt]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ried Holien]] 4,642 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Roger Solum]]
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===District 6===
 
===District 6===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
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:No Democrat sought election.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Brock Greenfield]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Greenfield has represented this district since 2008.
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:*[[Burt Tulson]] {{Approved}}
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:The Republican primary was not contested.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Kristi Noem]] is eligible to seek reelection but is running for the U.S. House of Representatives.
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:* [[Arthur Fryslie]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 6th district in 2008.
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Brock Greenfield]]  
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:{{reddot}} [[Arthur Fryslie]] 5,981 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Burt Tulson]]
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===District 7===  
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===District 7===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Spencer Hawley]]: {{Approved}} 465
 
:*[[Harold Widvey]]: {{Approved}} 293
 
:*[[Clayton Walker]]: 151
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Pam Merchant]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 7th district in 2008.
:* [[Scott Munsterman]] {{Approved}}
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:*[[Michael Bartley]] {{Approved}}
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:The Republican primary was not contested.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Larry Tidemann]] is eligible to seek reelection but instead is running for the District 7 senate seat.
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Carol Pitts]] withdrew from the general election in August 2010.<ref>[:*[[Carol Pitts]] Incumbent Pitts has represented this district since 2006.]</ref>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Larry Tidemann]] {{approved}}
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Spencer Hawley]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Pam Merchant]] 3,631
:{{bluedot}} [[Harold Widvey]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Larry Tidemann]] 4,289 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Scott Munsterman]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Michael Bartley]]
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===District 8===
 
===District 8===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Gerald Lange]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Lange has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Mitch Fargen]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Fargen has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:No Democrat sought election.
:*[[Patricia Stricherz]] {{Approved}}
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:The Republican primary was not contested.  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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:* [[Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 8th district in 2008.
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:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
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:* [[Clark Schmidtke, Sr.]]
  
:*[[Jason Bjorklund]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Gerald Lange]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Russell Olson (South Dakota politician)]] 6,981 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Mitch Fargen]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Clark Schmidtke, Sr.]] 1,648
:{{reddot}} [[Patricia Stricherz]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Jason Bjorklund]]
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===District 9===
 
===District 9===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Trudi Hatch]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Mark Anderson]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Richard Engels]] is not seeking reelection, although he is eligible to under South Dakota's term limits.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Rob Wilson]] {{approved}}
:*[[Bob Deelstra]] {{Approved}}
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:* Patricia Baker
:*[[Steve Hickey]] {{Approved}}
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:The Republican primary was not contested.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Deb Peters]] is eligible to seek reelection but instead is running for District 9 state senate seat.
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:* [[Deb Peters]] {{approved}}
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'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Tom Dempster]] was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits.
  
:{{orangedot}} [[Charles Drews]] (C)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Trudi Hatch]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Rob Wilson]] 2,956
:{{bluedot}} [[Mark Anderson]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Deb Peters]] 5,119 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Bob Deelstra]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Steve Hickey]]
+
:{{orangedot}}  [[Charles Drews]]
+
  
 
===District 10===
 
===District 10===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Gregory Kniffen]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Mary Ann Giebink]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:* [[George Gulson]] {{approved}}
:*[[Gene Abdallah]] {{Approved}} Abdallah has represented District 10 in the state senate since 2002.
+
 
:*[[Roger Hunt]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Hunt has represented this district since 2004.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Shantel Krebs]] is eligible to seek reelection but instead is running for District 10 state senate seat.
+
:* [[Shantel Krebs]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Gene Abdallah]] was not eligible to seek re-election under South Dakota's term limits.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Gregory Kniffen]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[George Gulson]] 5,083
:{{bluedot}} [[Mary Ann Giebink]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Shantel Krebs]] 9,434 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Gene Abdallah]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Roger Hunt]]
+
  
 
===District 11===
 
===District 11===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Darrell Solberg]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Solberg has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Jim Larson]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:* [[Tom Cool]] {{approved}}
:*[[Mark Willadsen]]: 1,093 {{Approved}}
+
 
:*[[Lora Hubbel]]: 712 {{Approved}}  
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Chris Karr]]: 670
+
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Todd Schlekeway]] is eligible for reelection but instead is seeking the District 11 state senate seat.
+
:* [[Todd Schlekeway]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Jason Gant]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Republican nominee for Secretary of State.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Darrell Solberg]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Tom Cool]] 3,828
:{{bluedot}} [[Jim Larson]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Todd Schlekeway]] 7,055 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Mark Willadsen]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Lora Hubbel]]
+
  
 
===District 12===
 
===District 12===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Paula Johnson]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Joel Fagerhaug]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:*[[Curt Rust]] (withdrew)
+
:* [[Sandy Jerstad]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 12th district in 2006.
 +
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Mark Johnston]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
:{{orangedot}} <u>'''Constitution Party candidate:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Slade Ammann]] ''Did not appear on general election ballot''
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Hal Wick]]: 1,684 {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Manford Steele]]: 1,531 {{Approved}} Incumbent
 
:*[[Casey Murschel]]: 791
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[R. Blake Curd]] is not seeking reelection, although he is eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits, but instead ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, losing in the primary.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Paula Johnson]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Sandy Jerstad]] 5,117
:{{bluedot}} [[Joel Fagerhaug]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Mark Johnston]] 6,094 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Hal Wick]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Casey Murschel]]
+
  
 
===District 13===
 
===District 13===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Susan Blake]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Blake has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Jesse Vavreck]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[William Thompson]] is not eligible to seek reelection because of South Dakota's term limits.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:* [[Matt Parker]] {{approved}}
:*[[Brian Liss]] {{Approved}}
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Scott Heidepriem]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Democratic nominee for governor.
:*[[Charlotte Shaw]] {{Approved}}
+
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Phyllis Heineman]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Blake]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Matt Parker]] 3,780
:{{bluedot}} [[Jesse Vavreck]]  
+
:{{reddot}} [[Phyllis Heineman]] 4,856 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Brian Liss]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Charlotte Shaw]]
+
  
 
===District 14===
 
===District 14===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Marc Feinstein]]: 548 {{Approved}} Incumbent Feinstein has represented this district since 2004.
 
:*[[Jeff Winters]]: 416 {{Approved}}
 
:*William Anderson: 140
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:* [[Cindy Schumacher]] {{approved}}
:*[[R. Shawn Tornow]] {{Approved}}
+
 
:*[[David Rose]] {{Approved}}
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Joni Cutler]] is not eligible to seek reelection because of South Dakota's term limits.
+
:* [[Joni Cutler]] {{approved}}
 +
:'''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.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Marc Feinstein]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Cindy Schumacher]] 3,228
:{{bluedot}} [[Jeff Winters]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Joni Cutler]] 6,568 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[R. Shawn Tornow]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[David Rose]]
+
  
 
===District 15===
 
===District 15===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Patrick Kirschman]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Kirschman has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Martha Vanderlinde]] {{Approved}}  Incumbent Vanderlinde has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Angie Buhl]]: 398 {{approved}}
 +
:* [[Kathleen Miles]]: 276 Incumbent, was first elected to the 15th district in 2009.
  
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
+
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>
 +
:*No Republican candidates filed for this seat.
  
:*[[Jenna Haggar]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Patrick Kirschman]]  
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Angie Buhl]] 2,856 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Martha Vanderlinde]]
+
:{{greydot}} [[Jenna Haggar]]
+
  
 
===District 16===
 
===District 16===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Ann  Tornberg]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Ed Nesselhuf]] (withdrew)
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Kathy Hill]] {{approved}}
:*[[James Bolin]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Bolin has represented this district since 2008.
+
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Margaret Gillespie]] did not seek re-election.
:*[[Patty Miller]] {{Approved}}
+
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dan Lederman]] is eligible for reelection but instead is running for the District 16 state senate seat.
+
 
 +
:* [[Dan Lederman]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Ann  Tornberg]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Kathy Hill]] 6,082
:{{reddot}} [[James Bolin]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Dan Lederman]] 3,616 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Patty Miller]]
+
  
 
===District 17===
 
===District 17===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Tom Jones (South Dakota politician)]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Patricia Norin]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Eldon Nygaard]] is eligible to seek reelection but is instead running for the District 17 state senate seat.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Eldon Nygaard]] {{approved}}
:*[[Jamie Boomgarden]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Boomgarden has represented this district since 2004.
+
:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ben Nesselhuf]] did not seek re-election but instead was the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State.
:*[[Ron Nelson]] {{Approved}}
+
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Terri Jorgenson]] {{approved}}
 +
:* John Lang
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Tom Jones (South Dakota politician)]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Eldon Nygaard]] 3,895 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Patricia Norin]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Terri Jorgenson]] 3,396
:{{reddot}} [[Jamie Boomgarden]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Ron Nelson]]
+
  
 
===District 18===
 
===District 18===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Bernie Hunhoff]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Hunhoff has represented this district since 2008.
+
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
:*[[Jay Williams]] {{Approved}}  
+
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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 +
:* [[Jean Hunhoff]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 18th district in 2006.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Nick Moser]] {{Approved}}  Incumbent Moser has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Charlotte Gilson]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Bernie Hunhoff]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Jean Hunhoff]] 5,915 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Jay Williams]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Nick Moser]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Charlotte Gilson]]
+
  
 
===District 19===
 
===District 19===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Frank Kloucek]] {{Approved}} Kloucek has represented District 19 in the South Dakota Senate since 2002.
 
:*[[Kyle Schoenfish]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:* [[Glennis Stern]] {{approved}}
:*[[Edward Van Gerpen]] {{Approved}}
+
:'''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.
  
:*[[Lonnie Mayer]] (I)
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
  
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Bill Van Gerpen]] is not seeking reelection, although he is eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits.
+
:* [[Jim Putnam]] {{approved}}
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[J.E. Putnam]] is not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
+
  
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Frank Kloucek]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Glennis Stern]] 3,478
:{{bluedot}} [[Kyle Schoenfish]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Jim Putnam]] 4,692 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Edward Van Gerpen]]
+
:{{greydot}} [[Lonnie Mayer]]
+
  
 
===District 20===
 
===District 20===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
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:* [[Susan Thie]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Lance Carson]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Carson has represented this district since 2006.
+
 
:*[[Tona Rozum]] {{Approved}}
+
:* [[Mike Vehle]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 20th district in 2008.
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Noel Hamiel]] is not seeking reelection, although he is eligible to do so under South Dakota's term limits. 
+
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Steve Sibson]] {{approved}}
  
:*[[Becky Haslam]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Lance Carson]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Susan Thie]] 1,870
:{{reddot}} [[Tona Rozum]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Mike Vehle]] 4,827 {{won}}
:{{greydot}} [[Becky Haslam]]
+
:{{greydot}} [[Steve Sibson]] 1,729
 +
 
 
===District 21===
 
===District 21===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[David Reis (South Dakota politician)]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Norm Cihak]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Brandon Sazue]] {{approved}}
:*[[Kent Juhnke]]: 1,320 {{Approved}} Incumbent Juhnke has represented this district since 2006.
+
:* Steve Smith
:*[[James Schaefer]]: 1,082 {{Approved}}
+
 
:*[[Lee Qualm]]: 946
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Thomas Deadrick]] is ineligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
+
 
 +
:* [[Cooper Garnos]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 21st district in 1998.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[David Reis (South Dakota politician)]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Brandon Sazue]] 2,207
:{{bluedot}} [[Norm Cihak]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Cooper Garnos]] 5,562 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Kent Juhnke]]
+
 
:{{reddot}} [[James Schaefer]]
+
 
===District 22===
 
===District 22===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Peggy Gibson]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Gibson has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Quinten Burg]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Burg has represented this district since 2006.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Perry Danforth]]: 926 {{approved}}
:*[[Jim White]] {{Approved}}  
+
:* Ron Volesky: 504
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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 +
:* [[Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 22nd district in 2004.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Peggy Gibson]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Perry Danforth]] 3,823
:{{bluedot}} [[Quinten Burg]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Tom Hansen (South Dakota politician)]] 5,192 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Jim White]]
+
  
 
===District 23===
 
===District 23===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 +
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
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 +
:* [[Corey Brown]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 23rd district in 2008.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Justin Cronin]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Cronin has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Charles Hoffman (SD)]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Hoffman has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Justin Cronin]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Corey Brown]] 6,455 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Charles Hoffman (SD)]]
+
 
 
===District 24===
 
===District 24===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Jodi Owen]] {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Jade Cowan]] (withdrew)
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Donna Fjelstad]] {{approved}}
:*[[Tad Perry]]: 2,198 {{Approved}}  
+
:*[[Mark Venner]]: 2,064 {{Approved}}
+
:*[[Carl Rathbun]]: 1,280
+
:*[[Jim Sheehan]]: 1,213
+
:*[[Terry Leibel]]: 1,074
+
'''Note:''' Incumbents [[Ryan Olson]] and [[Tim Rounds]] are not eligible to seek reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
+
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Jodi Owen]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Tad Perry]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Mark Venner]]
+
===District 25===
+
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Oran Sorenson]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Sorenson has represented this district since 2008.
+
:*[[Dennis Van Overschelde]] {{Approved}}
+
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
+
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Bob Gray]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 24th district in 2004.
:*[[Stace Nelson]] {{Approved}}  
+
:*[[Jon Hansen]] {{Approved}}
+
:The Republican primary was not contested.
+
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Timothy Rave]] is not eligible for reelection under South Dakota's term limits.
+
  
:*[[Kevin Crisp]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Oran Sorenson]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Donna Fjelstad]] 2,936
:{{bluedot}} [[Dennis Van Overschelde]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Bob Gray]] 6,676 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Stace Nelson]]
+
 
:{{reddot}} [[Jon Hansen]]
+
===District 25===
:{{greydot}} [[Kevin Crisp]]
+
===District 26A===
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Larry Lucas]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Lucas has represented this district since 2006.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Dan Ahlers]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 25th district in 2008.
  
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Larry Lucas]]
+
===District 26B===
+
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
+
:* [[Tim Rave]] {{approved}}
:*[[Joel Keierleber]] {{Approved}}
+
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
+
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Kim Vanneman]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Vanneman has represented this district since 2006.
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Joel Keierleber]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Dan Ahlers]] 4,788
:{{reddot}} [[Kim Vanneman]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[Tim Rave]] 5,128 {{won}}
===District 27===
+
 
 +
===District 26===
 +
 
 +
'''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>
:*[[Kevin Killer]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Killer has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Edward Iron Cloud III]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Iron Cloud has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Billie Sutton]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[John Meyer]] {{approved}}
  
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Kevin Killer]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Billie Sutton]] 4,167 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Edward Iron Cloud III]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[John Meyer]] 3,045
  
===District 28A===
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===District 27===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Dean Schrempp]]: 462 {{Approved}}  Incumbent Schrempp has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Thomas Van Norman]]: 249
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Eugene Christensen]] {{approved}}
 +
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[James Bradford]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 27th district in 2008.
  
:No Republicans filed to run for this seat.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Dean Schrempp]]
+
:{{bluedot}} [[Eugene Christensen]] 1,998
:{{bluedot}} [[Thomas Van Norman]]
+
:{{reddot}} [[James Bradford]] 3,402 {{won}}
+
 
===District 28B===
+
===District 28===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
+
:* [[Julie Garreau]] {{approved}}
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:*[[Betty Olson]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Olson has represented this district since 2006.
+
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.  
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:* [[Ryan Maher]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 28th district in 2007.
  
:*[[Teresa Schanzenbach]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Betty Olson]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Julie Garreau]] 1,836
:{{greydot}} [[Teresa Schanzenbach]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Ryan Maher]] 4,732 {{won}}
 +
 
 
===District 29===
 
===District 29===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[DaleArleta Volmer]] {{Approved}}  
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
+
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Larry Rhoden]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 29th district in 2008.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Thomas Brunner]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Brunner has represented this district since 2004.
 
:*[[Dean Wink]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Wink has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[DaleArleta Volmer]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Larry Rhoden]] 7,313 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Brunner]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Dean Wink]]
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===District 30===
 
===District 30===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Kathleen Ann]] {{Approved}}  
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
+
 
 +
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result (after recount):</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Bruce Rampelberg]]: 2,012 {{approved}}
 +
:* George Ferebee: 1,993
 +
'''Note''': Incumbent [[Gordon Howie]] did not seek re-election but lost in the June 8 Republican primary for governor.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[Mike Verchio]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Verchio has represented this district since 2008.
 
:*[[Lance Russell]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Russell has represented this district since 2008.
 
:The Republican primary was not contested.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Kathleen Ann]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Bruce Rampelberg]] 7,925 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Mike Verchio]]
+
 
:{{reddot}} [[Lance Russell]]
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===District 31===
 
===District 31===
  
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
 
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
:*[[Kevin O'Dea]] {{Approved}}
 
:The Democratic primary was not contested.
 
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Nyla Griffith]] {{approved}}
:*[[Charles Turbiville]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Turbiville has represented this district since 2004.
+
 
:*[[Fred Romkema]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Romkema has represented this district since 2008.
+
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary result:</u>
:The Republican primary was not contested.
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 +
:* [[Thomas Nelson]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 31st district in 2008.
 +
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Kevin O'Dea]]
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:{{bluedot}} [[Nyla Griffith]] 3,970
:{{reddot}} [[Charles Turbiville]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Thomas Nelson]] 5,824 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Fred Romkema]]
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===District 32===
 
===District 32===
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary:</u>
 +
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Stanford Adelstein]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 31st district in 2004.
:*[[Brian Gosch]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Gosch has represented this district since his 2007 appointment to this seat.
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:*[[Kristin Conzet]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Conzet has represented this district since her 2009 appointment to this seat.
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:The Republican primary was not contested.  
+
  
:*[[Jeanett Deurloo]] (I)
 
:*[[Matthew Murray]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Brian Gosch]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Stanford Adelstein]] 5,540 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Kristin Conzet]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Jeanett Deurloo]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Matthew Murray]]
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===District 33===
 
===District 33===
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary:</u>
 +
:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
  
:No Democrats filed to run for this seat.
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:* [[Elizabeth Kraus]]: 1,721 {{approved}}
:*[[Jacqueline Sly]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Sly has represented this district since 2008.
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:* J.P. Duniphan: 598
:*[[Phil Jensen]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Jensen has represented this district since 2008.
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:'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Dennis Schmidt (South Dakota politician)]] did not run for re-election.
:The Republican primary was not contested.  
+
  
:*[[James McEntire]] (C)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{reddot}} [[Jacqueline Sly]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Elizabeth Kraus]] 5,668 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Phil Jensen]]
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:{{orangedot}} [[James McEntire]]
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===District 34===
 
===District 34===
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary:</u>
:*[[John Willman]] {{Approved}}  
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
:*[[Devin Oliver]] {{Approved}}
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:The Democratic primary was not contested.  
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Craig Tieszen]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 34th district in 2008.
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
 
:*[[David Lust]]: 1,898 {{Approved}} Incumbent Lust has represented this district since 2006.
 
:*[[Dan Dryden]]: 1,432 {{Approved}}
 
:*[[Debra Watson]]: 1,226
 
'''Note:''' Incumbent [[Ed McLaughlin]] is ineligible to run for reelection under South Dakota term limits.
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[John Willman]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Craig Tieszen]] 7,136 {{won}}
:{{bluedot}} [[Devin Oliver]]
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:{{reddot}} [[David Lust]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Dan Dryden]]
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===District 35===
 
===District 35===
  
:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary result:</u>
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:{{bluedot}} <u>'''June 8 Democratic primary:</u>
:*[[Fern Johnson]] {{Approved}}
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:*No Democratic candidates filed to run for this seat.
:The Democratic primary was not contested.  
+
  
:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 Republican primary result:</u>
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:{{reddot}} <u>'''June 8 GOP primary:</u>
:*[[Mark Kirkeby]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Kirkeby has represented this district since 2006.
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:*[[Don Kopp]] {{Approved}} Incumbent Kopp has represented this district since 2008.
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:* [[Jeffrey Haverly]] {{approved}} Incumbent, was first elected to the 35th district in 2008.
:The Republican primary was not contested.
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 +
:{{greydot}} <u>'''Independent candidate:</u>
 +
 
 +
:* [[Anthony Sylvester Valella]]
  
:*[[Jay Pond]] (I)
 
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
 
<u>'''''November 2 General election candidates:'''''</u>
:{{bluedot}} [[Fern Johnson]]
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:{{reddot}} [[Jeffrey Haverly]] 4,298 {{won}}
:{{reddot}} [[Mark Kirkeby]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Anthony Sylvester Valella]] 1,736
:{{reddot}} [[Don Kopp]]
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:{{greydot}} [[Jay Pond]]  
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==External links==
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*[http://apps.sd.gov/applications/st25cers/viewreport.aspx?id=currentcandidates.rpt South Dakota Secretary of State's official list of state candidates, 2010]
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*[http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/resultsSW.aspx?type=leg Secretary of State's unofficial results from June 8, 2010 state legislative primaries]
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*[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]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/election_state_legislator.php?state_id=SD&type=office&criteria=lower Project Vote Smart list of candidates for South Dakota House of Representatives in the November 2, 2010 election]
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
* [[South Dakota House of Representatives]]
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* [[South Dakota State Senate]]
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* [[State senate elections, 2010]]
 
* [[South Dakota State Legislature]]
 
* [[South Dakota State Legislature]]
 
* [[State legislative elections, 2010]]
 
* [[State legislative elections, 2010]]
 
* [[Primary election dates in 2010]]
 
* [[Primary election dates in 2010]]
  
{{South Dakota House of Representatives}}
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==External links==
[[Category:State House elections, 2010]]
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*[http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/resultsSW.aspx?type=leg South Dakota State Senate General Election Official Results, 2010]
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*[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]
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*[http://legis.state.sd.us/general/TermLimits.pdf Official list of incumbent South Dakota legislators subject to term limits]
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*[http://electionresults.sd.gov/applications/st25cers3/resultsSW.aspx?type=leg Results from South Dakota primary elections]
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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]
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* [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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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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{{South Dakota State Senators}}
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[[Category:State Senate elections, 2010]]
 
[[Category:South Dakota elections, 2010]]
 
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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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