Charles Hoffman (politician)

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Charles Hoffman
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 23rd[1] district
In office
January 2009 – January 2015
Serving with Justin Cronin (2009–2015)
Preceded by Justin Davis
Tom Hackl
Succeeded by Justin Cronin
Michele Harrison
Personal details
Born (1960-01-07) January 7, 1960 (age 57)
Montclair, New Jersey
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Holly Wanner (1985-present)
Children
Residence Eureka, South Dakota
Alma mater Northern State University
Yankton College

Charles B. Hoffman[2] (born January 7, 1960) is an American politician and a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 23 from January 2009 to January 2015. During his second two-year term (2011–12), he served as the House's Majority Whip.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Hoffman was born in Montclair, New Jersey. He attended Northern State University (NSU) and Yankton College. While at NSU, he met a fellow student named Holly Wanner. They married in 1985, and together, they have three children: Austin (born 1985), a television journalist; Alex (born 1987), also a TV journalist and a former Miss South Dakota in the Miss America circuit; and Elizabeth (born 1990), also a former beauty queen. The Hoffmans live on their ranch outside Eureka, South Dakota.

Elections[edit]

  • 2008: When District 23 incumbent Republican Representative Tom Hackl ran for South Dakota Senate and Justin Davis left the Legislature leaving both District 23 seats open, Hoffman ran in the June 3, 2008 Republican Primary;[4] in the five-way November 4, 2008 General election fellow Republican nominee Justin Cronin took the first seat and Hoffman took the second seat with 4,897 votes (32%) ahead of Democratic nominees Orland Geigle, Leonard Linde, and Independent candidate Wayne Schmidt.[5]
  • 2010: Hoffman and Representative Cronin were unopposed for both the June 8, 2010 Republican Primary[6] and the November 2, 2010 General election, where Representative Cronin took the first seat and Hoffman took the second seat with 4,812 votes (47.39%).[7]
  • 2012: Hoffman and Representative Justin Cronin were unopposed for both the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary[8] and the November 6, 2012 General election, where Hoffman took the first seat with 6,831 votes (51.5%) and Representative Cronin took the second seat.[9]
  • 2014: Hoffman declined to run for a fourth term.

In media[edit]

Hoffman's wife Holly was a contestant on Survivor: Nicaragua in 2010. In the series' 14th episode, he showed up as a "loved one" for a reward challenge. Ultimately, the Hoffmans were one of the pairs chosen by Chase Rice, the challenge winner, to join him (and his mother) in partaking the reward.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Representative Charles Hoffman". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Charlie Hoffman's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Charles B. Hoffman". South Dakota Legislature. South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ "2008 South Dakota Official Primary Election Results June 3, 2008". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2008 South Dakota Official General Election Results Legislature November 4, 2008". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Official Results Primary Election June 8, 2010". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ "2010 South Dakota Official General Election Results Legislature November 2, 2010". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Official Results Primary Election - June 5, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 21, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ Survivor: Nicaragua, episode "This is Going to Hurt", CBS, December 15, 2010

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