South Dakota Senate

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South Dakota Senate
South Dakota Legislature
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Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 12, 2021
Leadership
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
Structure
Seats35
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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 [lower-alpha 1] [1]
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(35 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(35 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
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State Senate Chamber
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota
Website
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.

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Composition

92nd Legislature (2019)
AffiliationParty
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic
91st Legislature29635
92nd Legislature32335
Latest voting share

Officers

PositionNamePartyDistrict
President Pro Tem of the Senate Lee Schoenbeck Republican5
Majority Leader Gary Cammack Republican29
Assistant Majority Leader Michael Diedrich Republican34
Majority Whips Jim Bolin Republican16
Casey Crabtree Republican8
Helene Duhamel Republican32
Kyle Schoenfish Republican19
Minority Leader Troy Heinert Democratic26
Assistant Minority Leader Red Dawn Foster Democratic27
Minority Whip Reynold Nesiba Democratic15

List of current senators

DistrictSenatorPartySinceResidenceCounties represented
1 Michael Rohl Republican2021 Aberdeen Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts
2 Brock Greenfield Republican2015 Clark Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink
3 Al Novstrup Republican2017 Aberdeen Brown
4 John Wiik Republican2017 Big Stone City Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant
5 Lee Schoenbeck Republican2019 Watertown Codington
6 Herman Otten Republican2021 Lennox Lincoln
7 V. J. Smith Republican2021 Brookings Brookings
8 Casey Crabtree Republican2020 Madison Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn
9 Wayne Steinhauer Republican2019 Hartford Minnehaha
10 Margaret Sutton Republican2019 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
11 Jim Stalzer Republican2017 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
12 Blake Curd Republican2013 Sioux Falls Lincoln, Minnehaha
13 Jack Kolbeck Republican2017 Sioux Falls Lincoln, Minnehaha
14 Larry Zikmund Republican2021 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
15 Reynold Nesiba Democratic2017 Sioux Falls Minnehaha
16 Jim Bolin Republican2017 Canton Lincoln, Union
17 Arthur Rusch Republican2015 Vermillion Clay, Turner
18 Jean Hunhoff Republican2021 Yankton Yankton
19 Kyle Schoenfish Republican2020 Scotland Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook
20 Joshua Klumb Republican2017 Mitchell Aurora, Davison, Jerauld
21 Erin Tobin Republican2021 Winner Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp
22 David Wheeler Republican2021 Huron Beadle, Kingsbury
23 Bryan Breitling Republican2021 Miller Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth
24 Mary Duvall Republican2021 Pierre Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully
25 Marsha Symens Republican2021 Dell Rapids Minnehaha
26 Troy Heinert Democratic2015 Mission Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd
27 Red Dawn Foster Democratic2019 Pine Ridge Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Pennington
28 Ryan Maher Republican2017 Isabel Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach
29 Gary Cammack Republican2015 Union Center Butte, Meade, Pennington
30 Julie Frye-Mueller Republican2021 Rapid City Custer, Fall River, Pennington
31 Timothy Johns Republican2021 Lead Lawrence
32 Helene Duhamel Republican2019 Rapid City Pennington
33 David Johnson Republican2021 Rapid City Meade, Pennington
34 Michael Diedrich Republican2021 Rapid City Pennington
35 Jessica Castleberry Republican2020 Rapid City Pennington

Past composition of the Senate

See also

Notes

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

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References

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