Stace Nelson

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Stace Nelson
Stace Nelson 2014-02-14 00-02.jpg
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 19th district
Assumed office
November 2, 2010
Preceded by  ??
Personal details
Born (1967-05-02) May 2, 1967 (age 47)
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Excelsior College
Religion Lutheranism

Stace Nelson is a state representative from South Dakota.

Personal life and education[edit]

Nelson lives in Fulton, South Dakota. He has a wife, Aiza, and six children. Nelson graduated from Excelsior College in 1999, with a degree in Criminal Justice. Nelson served in the Marine Corps and became a criminal investigator with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, spending time in The Philippines and Japan. He is a member of the National Rifle Association.[1]

Political career[edit]

Nelson was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2010. He serves on the Judiciary Committee and the Local Government Committee.[2] Nelson has often quarreled with party leaders in the House,[3] and was briefly kicked out of the party caucus. Nelson is being sued by South Dakota state senator Dan Lederman, a fellow Republican, who accuses Nelson of placing illegal robocalls.[4]

2014 Senate candidacy[edit]

Nelson ran for a U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota in 2014. Nelson describes himself as "probably the most conservative elected official in the state of South Dakota, and...probably the least partisan."[3]


  1. ^ "Representative Stace Nelson". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Representative Stace Nelson". South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Brokaw, Chet (August 13, 2013). "SD state Rep. Stace Nelson to make US Senate run". The News Tribune. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ Montgomery, David (August 14, 2013). "Fourth Republican enters Senate race". Argus Leader. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 

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