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South Dakota Senate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

South Dakota Senate
South Dakota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 12, 2021
Larry Rhoden (R)
since January 5, 2019
President pro tempore
Lee Schoenbeck (R)
since January 8, 2021
Majority Leader
Gary Cammack (R)
since January 8, 2021
Minority Leader
Troy Heinert (D)
since January 8, 2019
South Dakota Senate 2021.svg
Political groups
Majority party
  •   Republican (32)

Minority party

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, South Dakota Constitution
Salary$12,850.80/session + $151 per legislative day[a][1]
Last election
November 3, 2020
(35 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(35 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
South Dakota Senate Chamber.jpg
State Senate Chamber
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota
South Dakota State Legislature

The Senate is the upper house of the South Dakota Legislature. It consists of 35 members, one representing each legislative district; it meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.


92nd Legislature (2019)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic
91st Legislature 29 6 35
92nd Legislature 32 3 35
Latest voting share 91.4% 8.6%


Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Lee Schoenbeck Republican 5
Majority Leader Gary Cammack Republican 29
Assistant Majority Leader Michael Diedrich Republican 34
Majority Whips Jim Bolin Republican 16
Casey Crabtree Republican 8
Helene Duhamel Republican 32
Kyle Schoenfish Republican 19
Minority Leader Troy Heinert Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Red Dawn Foster Democratic 27
Minority Whip Reynold Nesiba Democratic 15

List of current senators

District Senator Party Since Residence Counties represented
1 Michael Rohl Republican 2021 Aberdeen Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts
2 Brock Greenfield Republican 2015 Clark Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
3 Al Novstrup Republican 2017 Aberdeen Brown
4 John Wiik Republican 2017 Big Stone City Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant
5 Lee Schoenbeck Republican 2019 Watertown Codington
6 Herman Otten Republican 2021 Lennox Lincoln
7 V. J. Smith Republican 2021 Brookings Brookings
8 Casey Crabtree Republican 2020 Madison Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
9 Wayne Steinhauer Republican 2019 Hartford Minnehaha
10 Margaret Sutton Republican 2019 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
11 Jim Stalzer Republican 2017 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
12 Blake Curd Republican 2013 Sioux Falls Lincoln, Minnehaha
13 Jack Kolbeck Republican 2017 Sioux Falls Lincoln, Minnehaha
14 Larry Zikmund Republican 2021 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
15 Reynold Nesiba Democratic 2017 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
16 Jim Bolin Republican 2017 Canton Lincoln, Union
17 Arthur Rusch Republican 2015 Vermillion Clay, Turner
18 Jean Hunhoff Republican 2021 Yankton Yankton
19 Kyle Schoenfish Republican 2020 Scotland Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
20 Joshua Klumb Republican 2017 Mitchell Aurora, Davison, Jerauld
21 Erin Tobin Republican 2021 Winner Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
22 David Wheeler Republican 2021 Huron Beadle, Kingsbury
23 Bryan Breitling Republican 2021 Miller Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth
24 Mary Duvall Republican 2021 Pierre Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully
25 Marsha Symens Republican 2021 Dell Rapids Minnehaha
26 Troy Heinert Democratic 2015 Mission Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd
27 Red Dawn Foster Democratic 2019 Pine Ridge Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Pennington
28 Ryan Maher Republican 2017 Isabel Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
29 Gary Cammack Republican 2015 Union Center Butte, Meade, Pennington
30 Julie Frye-Mueller Republican 2021 Rapid City Custer, Fall River, Pennington
31 Timothy Johns Republican 2021 Lead Lawrence
32 Helene Duhamel Republican 2019 Rapid City Pennington
33 David Johnson Republican 2021 Rapid City Meade, Pennington
34 Michael Diedrich Republican 2021 Rapid City Pennington
35 Jessica Castleberry Republican 2020 Rapid City Pennington

Past composition of the Senate

See also


  1. ^ Legislative pay must be one-fifth of median household income of South Dakota

External links


  1. ^ "S.D. Legislators' salary raise strains budget". 17 November 2020.
This page was last edited on 26 January 2022, at 22:53
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