Timothy Rave

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Timothy Rave
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South Dakota State Senate District 25
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, South Dakota State Senate
2010-present
Speaker, South Dakota State House
2009-2010
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2003-2011
Personal
BirthdayJuly 24, 1967
Place of birthDell Rapids, SD
ProfessionOperations Manager, Rural/Metro Ambulance
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rave served on the following committees:

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Rave won election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 25. Rave ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5 and defeated Dan Ahlers (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

South Dakota State Senate, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTim Rave 51.2% 5,629
     Democratic Dan Ahlers 48.8% 5,359
Total Votes 10,988

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Rave reached his term limit and was ineligible for re-election to the House. He won election to 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

2010

In 2010, Rave received $27,733 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[2]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Timothy Rave's campaign in 2010
South Dakota Senate Republicans Campaign Cmte$5,000
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$1,500
South Dakota Association Of Healthcare Organizations$1,500
Jewett IV, Harvey C$1,000
Glaxosmithkline$700
Total Raised in 2010 $27,733

2008

In 2008, Rave collected $21,372 in donations.[3]

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

Personal

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
2011–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 25
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Stace Nelson (R) Jon Hansen (R)