South Dakota House of Representatives

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South Dakota
House of Representatives
South Dakota State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 8, 2013
Brian Gosch (R)
since January 8, 2013
Speaker pro Tempore
Dean Wink (R)
since January 8, 2013
Majority Leader
David Lust (R)
since January 8, 2013
Minority Leader
Bernie Hunhoff (D)
since January 13, 2009
Seats 70
Political groups

Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years
Authority Article III, South Dakota Constitution
Salary $12,000/term + per diem
Last election
November 4, 2014
(70 seats)
Next election
November 1, 2016
(70 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
South Dakota House of Representatives Chamber.JPG
House of Representatives Chamber
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota
South Dakota State Legislature

The South Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Dakota State Legislature. It is made up of 70 members, two from each legislative district. Two of the state's 35 legislative districts, Districts 26 and 28, are each subdivided into two single-member districts (26A/26B and 28A/28B).


South Dakota House Districts. House district boundaries are identical to the South Dakota Senate's districts, with two representatives elected from each district.
88th Legislature (2013–2014)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Ind Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature[1] 48 2 1 19 70 0
Begin 51 2 0 17 70 0
Latest voting share 72.9% 2.9% 0% 24.3% 100% 0%



Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Brian Gosch Republican 04
Speaker pro tempore Dean Wink Republican 32
Majority Leader David Lust Republican 34
Assistant Majority Leader Justin Cronin Republican 23
Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff Democratic 18
Assistant Minority Leader Julie Bartling Democratic 08

Members of the 88th House[edit]

District Representative Party Residence
1 Susan Wismer Dem Britton
Dennis Feickert Dem Aberdeen
2 Brock Greenfield Rep Clark
Burt Tulson Rep Lake Norden
3 David Novstrup Rep Aberdeen
Dan Kaiser Rep Aberdeen
4 James R. Peterson Dem Revillo
Kathy Tyler Dem Big Stone City
5 Roger Solum Rep Watertown
Melissa Magstadt Rep Watertown
6 Herman Otten Rep Tea
Isaac Latterell Rep Tea
7 Spencer Hawley Dem Brookings
Scott Munsterman Rep Brookings
8 Scott Parsley Dem Madison
Leslie Heinemann Rep Flandreau
9 Steve Hickey Rep Sioux Falls
Paula Hawks Dem Hartford
10 Jenna Haggar Rep Sioux Falls
Don Haggar Rep Sioux Falls
11 Christine Erickson Rep Sioux Falls
Jim Stalzer Rep Sioux Falls
12 Manny Steele Rep Sioux Falls
Hal Wick Rep Sioux Falls
13 Mark Mickelson Rep Sioux Falls
Steven Westra Rep Sioux Falls
14 Marc Feinstein Dem Sioux Falls
Anne Hajek Rep Sioux Falls
15 Patrick Kirschman Dem Sioux Falls
Karen Soli Dem Sioux Falls
16 Jim Bolin Rep Canton
David Anderson Rep Hudson
17 Nancy Rasmussen Rep Hurley
Ray Ring Dem Vermillion
18 Bernie Hunhoff Dem Yankton
Mike Stevens Rep Yankton
19 Stace Nelson Rep Fulton
Kyle Schoenfish Rep Scotland
20 Lance Carson Rep Mitchell
Tona Rozum Rep Mitchell
21 Julie Bartling Dem Burke
Lee Qualm Rep Platte
22 Peggy Gibson Dem Huron
Dick Werner Rep Huron
23 Charles Hoffman Rep Eureka
Justin Cronin Rep Gettysburg
24 Tim Rounds Rep Pierre
Mary Duvall Rep Pierre
25 Scott Ecklund Rep Brandon
Kris Langer Rep Dell Rapids
26A Troy Heinert Dem Mission
26B James Schaefer Rep Kennebec
27 Kevin Killer Dem Pine Ridge
Elizabeth May Rep Kyle
28A Dean Schrempp Dem Lantry
28B Betty Olson Rep Prairie City
29 Dean Wink Rep Howes
Gary Cammack Rep Union Center
30 Mike Verchio Rep Hill City
Lance Russell Rep Hot Springs
31 Fred Romkema Rep Spearfish
Timothy Johns Rep Lead
32 Brian Gosch Rep Rapid City
Kristin Conzet Rep Rapid City
33 Jacqueline Sly Rep Rapid City
Scott Craig Rep Rapid City
34 David Lust Rep Rapid City
Dan Dryden Rep Rapid City
35 Don Kopp Rep Rapid City
Blaine Campbell Rep Rapid City


  1. ^ Republicans Stace Nelson (District 25) and Lance Russell (District 30) ejected from majority caucus in 2012. [1]
  2. ^ "2013 House Directory". 

See also[edit]