South Dakota State Senate
|South Dakota State Legislature|
|4 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 14, 2020|
|Majority party |
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, South Dakota Constitution|
|Salary||$6,000/session + $142 per legislative day|
|November 6, 2018|
|November 3, 2020|
|State Senate Chamber|
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota
|South Dakota State Legislature|
The Senate is the upper house of the South Dakota State Legislature. It is made up of 35 members, one representing each legislative district, and meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Latest voting share||85.7%||14.3%|
|President Pro Tem of the Senate||Brock Greenfield||Republican||2|
|Majority Leader||Kris Langer||Republican||25|
|Assistant Majority Leader||Jim Bolin||Republican||16|
|Majority Whips||Bob Ewing||Republican||31|
|Minority Leader||Troy Heinert||Democratic||26|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Craig Kennedy||Democratic||18|
|Minority Whip||Reynold Nesiba||Democratic||15|
|4||John Wiik||Republican||Big Stone City|
|7||V. J. Smith||Republican||Brookings|
|10||Margaret Sutton||Republican||Sioux Falls|
|11||Jim Stalzer||Republican||Sioux Falls|
|12||Blake Curd||Republican||Sioux Falls|
|13||Jack Kolbeck||Republican||Sioux Falls|
|14||Deb Soholt||Republican||Sioux Falls|
|15||Reynold Nesiba||Democratic||Sioux Falls|
|20||Joshua Klumb||Republican||Mount Vernon|
|23||John A. Lake||Republican||Gettysburg|
|25||Kris Langer||Republican||Dell Rapids|
|27||Red Dawn Foster||Democratic||Pine Ridge|
|29||Gary Cammack||Republican||Union Center|
|30||Lance Russell||Republican||Hot Springs|
|32||Helene Duhamel||Republican||Rapid City|
|33||Phil Jensen||Republican||Rapid City|
|34||Jeffrey Partridge||Republican||Rapid City|
|35||Jessica Castleberry||Republican||Rapid City|
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