South Dakota Senate
|South Dakota Legislature|
|4 terms (8 years)|
New session started
|January 10, 2023|
President pro tempore
|Majority party |
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, South Dakota Constitution|
|Salary||$12,850.80/session + $151 per legislative day|
| November 8, 2022 |
| November 5, 2024 |
|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.
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|Latest voting share||89%||11%|
|President Pro Tem of the Senate||Lee Schoenbeck||Republican||5|
|Majority Leader||Casey Crabtree||Republican||8|
|Assistant Majority Leader||Michael Diedrich||Republican||34|
|Majority Whips||Helene Duhamel||Republican||32|
|Minority Leader||Reynold Nesiba||Democratic||15|
|Assistant Minority Leader||Shawn Bordeaux||Democratic||26|
|Minority Whip||Liz Larson||Democratic||10|
|1st||Michael Rohl||Republican||2021||Aberdeen||Brown, Day, Marshall, Roberts|
|2nd||Steve Kolbeck||Republican||2023||Brandon||Brown, Clark, Hamlin, Spink|
|4th||John Wiik||Republican||2017||Big Stone City||Brookings, Codington, Deuel, Grant|
|8th||Casey Crabtree||Republican||2020||Madison||Lake, Miner, Moody, Sanborn|
|9th||Brent "B.R." Hoffman||Republican||2023||Sioux Falls||Minnehaha|
|10th||Liz Larson||Democratic||2023||Sioux Falls||Minnehaha|
|11th||Jim Stalzer||Republican||2017||Sioux Falls||Minnehaha|
|12th||Arch Beal||Republican||2023||Sioux Falls||Lincoln, Minnehaha|
|13th||Jack Kolbeck||Republican||2017||Sioux Falls||Lincoln, Minnehaha|
|14th||Larry Zikmund||Republican||2021||Sioux Falls||Minnehaha|
|15th||Reynold Nesiba||Democratic||2017||Sioux Falls||Minnehaha|
|16th||Jim Bolin||Republican||2017||Canton||Lincoln, Union|
|17th||Sydney Davis||Republican||2023||Burbank||Clay, Union|
|19th||Kyle Schoenfish||Republican||2020||Scotland||Bon Homme, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook|
|20th||Joshua Klumb||Republican||2017||Mitchell||Aurora, Davison, Jerauld|
|21st||Erin Tobin||Republican||2021||Winner||Bon Homme, Charles Mix, Gregory, Tripp|
|22nd||David Wheeler||Republican||2021||Huron||Beadle, Kingsbury|
|23rd||Bryan Breitling||Republican||2021||Miller||Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter, Spink, Walworth|
|24th||Jim Mehlhaff||Republican||2023||Pierre||Hughes, Hyde, Stanley, Sully|
|25th||Tom Pischke||Republican||2023||Dell Rapids||Minnehaha|
|26th||Shawn Bordeaux||Democratic||2023||Mission||Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette, Todd|
|27th||Red Dawn Foster||Democratic||2019||Pine Ridge||Bennett, Haakon, Jackson, Oglala Lakota, Pennington|
|28th||Ryan Maher||Republican||2017||Isabel||Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins, Ziebach|
|29th||Dean Wink||Republican||2023||Howes||Butte, Meade, Pennington|
|30th||Julie Frye-Mueller||Republican||2021||Rapid City||Custer, Fall River, Pennington|
|32nd||Helene Duhamel||Republican||2019||Rapid City||Pennington|
|33rd||David Johnson||Republican||2021||Rapid City||Meade, Pennington|
|34th||Michael Diedrich||Republican||2021||Rapid City||Pennington|
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