South Dakota Senate

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South Dakota State Senate
South Dakota State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 14, 2014
Matt Michels (R)
since January 11, 2011
Corey Brown (R)
since January 8, 2013
Majority Leader
Tim Rave (R)
since September 8, 2013
Minority Leader
Jason Frerichs (D)
since January 11, 2011
Seats 35
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
(35 seats)
Next election
November 1, 2018
(35 seats)
Redistricting Legislative 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 State Legislature. It is made up of 35 members, one representing each legislative district, and meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.


South Dakota Senate Districts. Senate district boundaries are identical to the South Dakota House of Representative's districts, with one senator elected from each district.
89th Legislature (2014)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 30 5 35 0
Begin 28 7 35 0
Latest voting share 80% 20%


Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Corey Brown Republican 23
Majority Leader Tim Rave Republican 25
Assistant Majority Leader Dan Lederman Republican 16
Minority Leader Jason Frerichs Democratic 01
Assistant Minority Leader Billie Sutton Democratic 21

Members of the 89th Senate[edit]

District Senator Party Residence
1 Jason Frerichs Democratic Wilmot
2 Chuck Welke Democratic Warner
3 Al Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
4 Tim Begalka Republican Clear Lake
5 Ried Holien Republican Watertown
6 Ernie Otten Republican Tea
7 Larry Tidemann Republican Brookings
8 Chuck E. Jones Republican Flandreau
9 Deb Peters Republican Hartford
10 Shantel Krebs Republican Sioux Falls
11 Todd Schlekeway Republican Sioux Falls
12 Blake Curd Republican Sioux Falls
13 Phyllis Heineman Republican Sioux Falls
14 Deb Soholt Republican Sioux Falls
15 Angie Buhl Democratic Sioux Falls
16 Dan Lederman Republican Dakota Dunes
17 Tom Jones Democratic Viborg
18 Jean Hunhoff Republican Yankton
19 Bill Van Gerpen Republican Tyndall
20 Mike Vehle Republican Mitchell
21 Billie Sutton Democratic Burke
22 Jim White Republican Huron
23 Corey Brown Republican Hoven
24 Jeff Monroe Republican Pierre
25 Tim Rave Republican Baltic
26 Larry Lucas Democratic Mission
27 Jim Bradford Democratic Pine Ridge
28 Ryan Maher Republican Isabel
29 Larry Rhoden Republican Union Center
30 Bruce Rampelberg Republican Rapid City
31 Bob Ewing Republican Spearfish
32 Alan Solano Republican Rapid City
33 Phil Jensen Republican Rapid City
34 Craig Tieszen Republican Rapid City
35 Mark Kirkeby Republican Rapid City

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