Todd Schlekeway

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Todd Schlekeway
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South Dakota State Senate District 11
Former member
In office
2011-2013
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour terms
Prior offices
South Dakota State House of Representatives
2009-2011
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Sioux Falls
Master'sUniversity of Sioux Falls
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Todd Schlekeway is a former Republican member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 11 from 2011 to 2013. He also served in the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2009 to 2011.

Schlekeway worked as a staff member and campaign worker for former Congressman John Thune, as well as a graduate assistant in the social studies department of University of Sioux Falls. After working as a public affairs consultant he opened his own public affairs and communications firm, Full Court Strategies Group.

Shlekeway earned a B.A. in Political Science and History, a B.S. in Exercise Science, and a M.Ed. from the University of Sioux Falls. He and his wife Jill reside in Sioux Falls.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Schlekeway 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

Schlekeway ran in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 11. Schlekeway ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 5. Tom Cool ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Schlekeway withdrew prior to the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2010

See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Schlekeway was eligible for re-election but instead sought the District 11 state senate seat. He defeated Tom Cool in the November 2 general election.

South Dakota State Senate, District 11 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Todd Schlekeway (R) 7,055 64.83%
Tom Cool (D) 3,828 35.17%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Schlekeway received $28,598 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[3]

South Dakota State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Todd Schlekeway's campaign in 2010
Schlekeway, Todd$3,000
QPS$1,508
Oscar Anderson South Dakota Freedom PAC$1,000
Schlekeway, Jim & Marilyn$1,000
South Dakota Corn Growers Association$750
Total Raised in 2010 $28,598

2008

In 2008, Schlekeway collected $22,428 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
South Dakota Republican Party $1,830
Minnehaha County Republican Party $1,314
Heartland Values PAC $1,000
Randy Stewart $629
Ben Mitchell $600

Personal

Schlekeway has a wife, Jill.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Gant (R)
South Dakota State Senate District 11
2011–2013
Succeeded by
David Omdahl (R)
Preceded by
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South Dakota House of Representatives District 11
2009–2011
Succeeded by
Mark Willadsen (R) Lora Hubbel (R)