South Dakota Resources

Population: 858,469 (2015)

Filing deadline: March 27, 2018.

Primary: June 5; runoff Aug. 14, 2018.

MORE ELECTION NEWS ABOUT SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota (R+10) has a large proportion of North Europeans. As of 2010, it is 88% White and 7% Native American.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 3. South Dakota is a safe GOP state in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Mike Rounds

Senator class 2: Mike Rounds (R)
Committees: Armed Services, Banking, Environment, Small Business, Veterans.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Mike Rounds

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Businessman and State Senator Mike Rounds (b.1954) served as Governor from 2003 till 2011. He won the seat for the GOP in 2014, with 50%.

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John Thune

Senator class 3: John Thune (R)
Committees: Commerce (Chair), Agriculture, Finance.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: John Thune

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 12, 2017:
John Thune (b.1961) had several jobs in the state administration and for local Republicans before winning the At-Large House seat in 1996. He ran for Senate in 2002, but lost. In 2004, he ran again and defeated then Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. He won 72% in 2016.

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Repre­sen­tatives: 1 Republican.

Kristi Noem

District 1
Representative: Kristi Noem (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Likely GOP.

Status, Jan 12, 2017:
The district covers all of South Dakota. Farmer and State Representative Kristi Noem (b.1971) was first elected in 2010. She won 64% in 2016. She is running for Governor in 2018.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day: Tuesday after the first Monday of January.

All State Offices in South Dakota have a term limit of 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, one can run for 2 x 4 more years. There is no limit for the Public Services Commission.

Dennis Daugaard

Governor: Dennis Dau­gaard (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Lawyer and businessman Dennis Dau­gaard (b.1953) was Lieutenant Governor under Mike Rounds for eight years, before he was elected Governor in 2010. Daugaard won 70% in 2014 and is now term limited.

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Matt Michels

Lieutenant Governor: Matt Michels (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Sep 16, 2017:
Safe GOP.

Status, May 20, 2017:
The LG is chosen by the party’s gubernatorial nominee and elected on the same ticket. Lawyer and State Representative Matt Michels (b.1960) was first elected in 2010 and is now term limited.

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Shantel Krebs

Secretary of State: Shantel Krebs (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Shantel Krebs

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, April 30, 2017:
Businesswoman and State Senator Shantel Krebs (b.1973) won 60% in 2014. She is running for Congress in 2018.

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Rich Sattgast

Treasurer: Rich Satt­gast (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Rich Satt­gast (b.1965) was first elected in 2010 and won 61% in 2014. Before that, he was State Auditor for eight years. He is term limited in 2018.

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Steve Barnett

Auditor: Steve Barnett (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, April 30, 2017:
Banker Steve Barnett was first elected in 2010 and won 80% in 2014. He is term limited in 2018, but is running for SoS.

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Marty Jackley

Attorney General: Marty Jackley (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 12, 2017:
Former lawyer and Federal prosecutor Marty Jackley (b.1970) was appointed to the office in 2009 and won 82% in 2014. He is term limited in 2018 but is running for Governor.

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Ryan Brunner

Commissioner of School and Public Lands: Ryan Brunner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ryan Brunner

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 14, 2016:
Ryan Brunner was previously Assistant School and Public Lands Commissioner and won 76% in his first election in 2014.

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Kristie Fiegen

Public Utilities Commissioner: Kristie Fiegen (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kristie Fiegen

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 28, 2017:
Saleswoman, President of Junior Achievement and State Rep. Kristie Fiegen (b.1962) was first appointed in 2011 and won 54% in 2012. She is the current Chair of the Commission.

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Gary Hanson

Public Utilities Commissioner: Gary Hanson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Gary Hanson

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 28, 2017:
Real estate broker, State Senator and Sioux Falls Mayor Gary Hanson was first elected in 2002. He won 66% in 2014.

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Chris Nelson

Public Utilities Commissioner: Chris Nelson (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Chris Nelson

Rating, Jan 28, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 28, 2017:
Farmer Chris Nelson (b.1964) worked as a supervisor under the Secretary of State, before becoming SoS in 2002. He was appointed PUC in 2011 and won 75% in 2016.

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State Senate: 35 (6D / 29R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.
State House: 70 (10D / 60R). Term: 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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