The Green Papers: South Dakota 2013 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2013. Find 2014 elections here.
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:819,761 (0.26% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:3(0.56% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:1(0.23% of 435)
Capital:Pierre
 

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South Dakota State and Local Government

South Dakota 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


If no candidate for United States Senate, U.S. House of Representatives or Governor receives 35% of the vote in the primary, a secondary election, between the two highest vote getters, shall be held three weeks from the date of the primary election. If there are no primaries with 3 or more candidates for any of the above offices, the runoff is cancelled.

Offices nominated by party primary election: U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Governor.

Offices nominated by political party convention: Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Auditor, State Treasurer, Commission of School and Public Lands.

South Dakota does not permit write-ins.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 113th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Democratic Senator Tim Johnson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 26 March 2013: Announced retirement
    Democratic     Senator Tim Johnson - apparently not a candidate
26 March 2013: Announced retirement

FEC S6SD00051; 30 Sep 13; Tot $101,399; Dsb $335,517
  Candidate Democratic     Richard Paul "Rick" Weiland
FEC S4SD00056; 30 Sep 13; Tot $375,620; Dsb $60,413
  Candidate Republican     Annette Bosworth
FEC S4SD00064; 30 Sep 13; Tot $50,229; Dsb $21,506
  Candidate Republican     state Representative Stacey Victor "Stace" Nelson
FEC S4SD00080; 30 Sep 13; Tot $47,830; Dsb $30,842
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Larry Robert Rhoden
FEC S4SD00072; 30 Sep 13; Tot $62,550; Dsb $6,819
  Candidate Republican     Governor Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds
29 November 2012: Announced.
Former South Dakota state Senator and Governor.

FEC S4SD00049; 30 Sep 13; Tot $1,396,580; Dsb $634,900
  Candidate Libertarian     Kurt Evans
  Candidate Independent     former U.S. Senator Larry Lee Pressler
First elected to the US House as a Republican: 1974; re-elected: 1976. First elected to the US Senate: 1978; re-elected: 1984, 1990. Unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 1996.

Class 3 Republican Senator John Thune
First elected: 2004; re-elected: 2010.
(also served in U.S. House- first elected: 1996; re-elected: 1998, 2000. Unsuccessful candidate for Senate 2002.)
Seat up for election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor Dennis M. Daugaard
First elected: 2010
Chair up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Lora Hubbel
  Candidate Constitution     Curtis Strong
  Candidate Independent     Mike Myers

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014. Elected on a ticket with the Governor. No separate primaries for Gov and Lt Gov.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor Matthew "Matt" Michels
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014

113th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2014, 2016. No Term Limit. 113th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Republican (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large Republican Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Corinna Robinson
FEC H4SD00049
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
FEC H0SD00054; 30 Sep 13; Tot $956,511; Dsb $421,701
  Candidate Constitution     Lori Stacey

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Secretary of State Jason M. Gant
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 11 September 2013: Announced that he will not run for re-election and plans to return to the private sector.
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Shantel Krebs
  Candidate Libertarian     Ken Santema
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Attorney General Marty J. Jackley
Appointed 4 September 2009 upon the resignation of Attorney General Larry Long. First elected: 2010.
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Treasurer Richard L. "Rich" Sattgast
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican Auditor Steve Barnett
First elected: 2010
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Commissioner of School and Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

  Republican School and Public Lands Commissioner Vernon L. "Vern" Larson
Appointed: 15 August 2013
Seat up for election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Not a candidate for election in 2014.
    Republican     state Representative Jim Bolin - apparently not a candidate
3 October 2013: Dropped out.
  Candidate Republican     Deputy Commissioner for School and Public Lands Ryan Brunner
 School and Public Lands Commissioner Jarrod Johnson, who was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010 resigned on 15 August 2013 to spend more time with his family. Governor Dennis M. Daugaard (Republican) appointed Vernon L. "Vern" Larson (Republican) to fill the remainder of the term. Commissioner Larson previously served as State Auditor (1979 2003) and as State Treasurer (2003 2011). The next regular election for this office is Tuesday 4 November 2014.

Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 8 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


 


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