South Dakota State Senate Elections 2012

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections

South Dakota State Senate Elections 2012 Majority Control

South Dakota State Senate
Party As of October 2012 After the 2012 Election
Democratic Party 5 Pending
Republican Party 30 Pending
Total 35 35

South Dakota State Senate Elections 2012 Campaign Contributions

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

South Dakota State Senate Elections In 2010

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

South Dakota State Senate Elections 2012 Incumbents Retiring

Name: Party: Current Office:
Bob Gray Republican South Dakota State Senate District 24
Eldon Nygaard Republican South Dakota State Senate District 17
Elizabeth Kraus Republican South Dakota State Senate District 33
J.E. Putnam Republican South Dakota State Senate District 19
Jeffrey Haverly Republican South Dakota State Senate District 35
Jim Hundstad Democratic South Dakota State Senate District 2
Joni Cutler Republican South Dakota State Senate District 14
Tom Hansen Republican South Dakota State Senate District 22

List of South Dakota State Senate Elections 2012 Candidates

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 1

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Jason Frerichs (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jason Frerichs (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 2

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Chuck Welke (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Art Fryslie 724 (Winner)
  • Norbert Barrie 653

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Chuck Welke (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Art Fryslie

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 3

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • H. Paul Dennert (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Al Novstrup (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) H. Paul Dennert
  • (Republican Party) Al Novstrup (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 4

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Steven Street (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Val Rausch 549
  • Tim Begalka 1,106 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Steven Street
  • (Republican Party) Tim Begalka (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 5

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Jeff Dunn (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Ried Holien (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Jeff Dunn
  • (Republican Party) Ried Holien (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 6

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Dick Gors (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Gene Abdallah 538
  • Ernie Otten Jr. 772 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Richard Schriever
  • (Republican Party) Ernie Otten Jr. (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 7

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Pamela Merchant (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Larry Tidemann (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Pamela Merchant
  • (Republican Party) Larry Tidemann (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 8

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Charles Johnson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Russell Olson (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Charles Johnson
  • (Republican Party) Russell Olson (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 9

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Patricia R. Baker (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Lora Hubbel 363
  • Deb Peters 405(Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Deb Peters (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 10

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Paul A. Thompson (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Shantel Krebs (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Paul A. Thompson
  • (Republican Party) Shantel Krebs (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 11

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Tom Cool (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • David Omdahl (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tom Cool
  • (Republican Party) David Omdahl (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 12

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Kent Alberty (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Scott Bartlett 341
  • Mark Johnston 731 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Kent Alberty
  • (Republican Party) Mark Johnston (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 13

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Sam Khoroosi (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Phyllis M. Heineman (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Sam Khoroosi
  • (Republican Party) Phyllis M. Heineman (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 14

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • David B. Rose 708
  • Deb Soholt 836 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Brian Kaatz
  • (Republican Party) Deb Soholt (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 15

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Angie Buhl (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Angie Buhl (Winner)
  • (Independent) Kathy Miles

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 16

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Jim Holbeck (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Dan Lederman (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Dan Lederman (Winner)
  • (Democratic Party) Michael O'Connor

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 17

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Tom Jones (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • John S. Chicoine (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Tom Jones (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John S. Chicoine

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 18

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jean Hunhoff (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) David L. Allen
  • (Republican Party) Jean M. Hunhoff (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 19

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Frank J. Kloucek (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Bill Van Gerpen (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Frank J. Kloucek
  • (Republican Party) Bill Van Gerpen (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 20

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Quinten L. Burg (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Steve Sibson 929
  • Mike Vehle 1,182 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Quinten L. Burg
  • (Republican Party) Mike Vehle (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 21

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Billie H. Sutton (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • John S. Meyer (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Billie H. Sutton (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) John S. Meyer

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 22

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Chris Studer (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jim White (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Chris Studer
  • (Republican Party) Jim White (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 23

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Corey Brown (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Corey Brown (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 24

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Jeff Monroe 1,999 (Winner)
  • Tad Perry 1,964

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Jeff Monroe (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 25

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Dan Ahlers(Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Tim Rave (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Dan Ahlers
  • (Republican Party) Tim Rave (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 26

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • Larry J. Lucas (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Kent Juhnke (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) Larry J. Lucas (Winner)
  • (Republican Party) Kent Juhnke

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 27

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • James Bradford (Winner)

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Democratic Party) James Bradford (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 28

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Ryan M. Maher (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Ryan M. Maher (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 29

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Larry Rhoden (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Larry Rhoden (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 30

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • George Ferebee 1337
  • Bruce Rampelberg 1830 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bruce Rampelberg (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 31

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Bob Ewing 1,602 (Winner)
  • Thomas Nelson 980

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Bob Ewing (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 32

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Stan Adelstein (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Stan Adelstein (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 33

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Michael Buckingham 832
  • Phil Jensen 1,128 (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Phil Jensen (Winner)
  • (Independent) Matt McGrath

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 34

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Craig Tieszen 2,115 (Winner)
  • Stacey Wollman 551

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Craig Tieszen (Winner)

2012 South Dakota State Senate Elections - District 35

(Democratic Party) June 5 Democratic Primary

  • No candidates filed.

(Republican Party) June 5 GOP Primary

  • Mark Kirkeby (Winner)

November 6 General Election Candidates

  • (Republican Party) Mark Kirkeby (Winner)

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