Timothy Rave

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Timothy Rave
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South Dakota State Senate District 25
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2013
Years in position 4
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
Speaker, South Dakota State House
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
Date of birthJuly 24, 1967
Place of birthDell Rapids, SD
ProfessionOperations Manager, Rural/Metro Ambulance
Office website
Timothy Rave (b. July 24, 1967) is a Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 25. Rave was elected to the South Dakota State Senate in 2010.

Rave served in the South Dakota State House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011, representing the 25th District. Prior to joining the senate, he served as Speaker of the House. Rave also served as a Precinct Committeeman.

Rave was a Paramedic Supervisor for Rural/Metro Ambulance in 1991. He is currently Operations Manager.

Rave earned an Associates degree from Canby Vocational College in 1987. He went on to receive another Associates degree from Augustana College/McK. Hospital Paramedic Program in 1990. Rave and his wife, Lisa, have two children.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rave has been assigned to the following committees:


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



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Rave is running in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 25. Rave ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5. Dan Ahlers ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The general election takes place on November 6, 2012.[1]


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Rave has reached his term limit and is ineligible for re-election to the House. He is running for District 25 in the South Dakota State Senate instead.

Rave defeated incumbent Dan Ahlers (D) in November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 25 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Timothy Rave (R) 5,128 51.71%
Dan Ahlers (D) 4,788 48.29%

Campaign donors

In 2008, Rave collected $21,372 in donations.[2]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Hughes County Republican Party $2,322
South Dakota Corn Growers Association $1,500
South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations $1,500
South Dakota Association of Specialty Care Providers $1,500
South Dakota Telecommunications Association $700


Rave and his wife Lisa have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dan Ahlers (D)
South Dakota State Senate District 25
Succeeded by
Preceded by
South Dakota House of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by
Stace Nelson (R) Jon Hansen (R)