The Green Papers: South Dakota 2014 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 3 June 2014
✓ Secondary Election: Tuesday 12 August 2014
✓ General Election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Tuesday 25 March 2014 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Third/Minor.
Tuesday 29 April 2014 - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 3 June 2014 - Primary. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 12 August 2014 - Secondary Election. Polling hours 7:00a CDT (1200 UTC) / 7:00a MDT (1300 UTC) to 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).
Tuesday 4 November 2014 - General Election. Polling hours 7:00a CST (1300 UTC) / 7:00a MST (1400 UTC) to 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC).
 
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


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

Offices nominated by Republican, Democratic, Constitution, and Libertarian 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.

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 10 weeks from the date of the primary election.


4 November 2014 General Election certified returns from the South Dakota Secretary of State.

 
           

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

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Senator Tim Johnson
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002; re-elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - 26 March 2013: Announced retirement
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 140,741 50.37% former state Senator and Governor Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds
FEC S4SD00049; 24 Nov 14; Tot $4,945,916; Dsb $4,924,545
  Candidate Democratic 82,456 29.51% Richard Paul "Rick" Weiland
FEC S4SD00056; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,453,489; Dsb $2,402,103
  Candidate Independent 47,741 17.09% 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.

FEC S8SD00024; 24 Nov 14; Tot $717,591; Dsb $693,088
  Candidate Independent 8,474 3.03% former state Senator Gordon Kenneth Howie
previously affiliated with the Republican Party

FEC S4SD00106; 15 Oct 14; Tot $55,633; Dsb $54,372
Total 279,412 100.00%  

Class 3 Republican Senator John R. 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 regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator John R. Thune
FEC S2SD00068

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

Chair up for regular election Republican Governor Dennis M. Daugaard
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 195,477 70.47% Governor Dennis M. Daugaard
for Lieutenant Governor Matthew "Matt" Michels
  Candidate Democratic 70,549 25.43% state Representative Susan Wismer
for Lieutenant Governor: Susy Blake
  Candidate Independent 11,377 4.10% Michael J. "Mike" Myers
for Lieutenant Governor: former state Representative Lora Hubbel.
circa 3 July 2014: Caitlin F. Collier withdrew as the party's nominee for Lieutenant Governor due to a family health issue. Media reports state that there is no South Dakota law that allows an independent candidate to be replaced.
18 August 2014: U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence Piersol granted an injunction allowing Michael Myers to replace his running mate.
Total 277,403 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Lieutenant Governor Matthew "Matt" Michels
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular 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 Renominated)

Incumbent - 113th Congress
At-Large
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - 3 June 2014 Primary
 Candidate list - 113th Congress
  Elected Republican 183,834 66.53% Congressman Kristi Lynn Noem
FEC H0SD00054; 24 Nov 14; Tot $2,343,178; Dsb $1,656,235
  Candidate Democratic 92,485 33.47% Corinna Robinson
FEC H4SD00049; 24 Nov 14; Tot $174,761; Dsb $173,547
Total 276,319 100.00%  

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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Secretary of State Jason M. Gant
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular 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.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 155,647 60.23% state Senator Shantel Krebs
  Candidate Democratic 84,181 32.58% Angelia Schultz
  Candidate Constitution 10,258 3.97% Lori Stacey
  Candidate Libertarian 8,328 3.22% Emmett Reistroffer
Total 258,414 100.00%  
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Attorney General Marty J. Jackley
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
Appointed 4 September 2009 upon the resignation of Attorney General Larry Long. First elected: 2010.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - Renominated by Convention
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 208,848 82.00% Attorney General Marty J. Jackley
  Candidate Libertarian 45,856 18.00% Chad Haber
Total 254,704 100.00%  
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Richard L. "Rich" Sattgast
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - Renominated by Convention
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 155,758 61.18% Treasurer Richard L. "Rich" Sattgast
  Candidate Democratic 85,202 33.47% Dennis Pierson
  Candidate Libertarian 13,615 5.35% Ken Santema
Total 254,575 100.00%  
  
Candidates for this office are nominated at the state conventions of each political party.

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2010, 2014

Seat up for regular election Republican Auditor Steve Barnett
• Re-elected Tuesday 4 November 2014
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Renominated - Renominated by Convention
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 191,755 79.95% Auditor Steve Barnett
  Candidate Libertarian 48,103 20.05% Kurt Evans
Total 239,858 100.00%  
  
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

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican School and Public Lands Commissioner Vernon L. "Vern" Larson
Appointed: 15 August 2013
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 4 November 2014
Open Seat - Not a candidate for election in 2014.
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list
  Elected Republican 174,810 76.45% Deputy Commissioner for School and Public Lands Ryan Brunner
  Candidate Libertarian 53,836 23.55% John English
Total 228,646 100.00%  
 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, 5 candidates
  Republican: 9 incumbents, 9 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 5 candidates
Independents
  Independent: 3 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.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"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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