David Lust

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David Lust
David Lust.jpg
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 34th district
In office
September 26, 2016 – January 2019
Preceded byDan Dryden
Succeeded byJess Olson
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 13, 2015
Preceded byElizabeth Kraus
Succeeded byJeff Partridge
Personal details
Born(1968-03-22)March 22, 1968
Aberdeen, South Dakota, U.S.
DiedJuly 23, 2021(2021-07-23) (aged 53)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Rebecca
(m. 1989; his death 2021)
Children4
EducationDartmouth College (BA)
University of South Dakota (JD)

David Ellwood Lust[1] (March 22, 1968 – July 23, 2021) was an American politician who served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 34 from January 2007 until January 2015.[2] and again from September 2016 till January 2019.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

Lust was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Dartmouth College. He worked at an international development consulting firm in Chicago, Illinois for three years before returning to South Dakota to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1997.

Career[edit]

Lust graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1997. He served as a judicial law clerk for Judge Richard Battey of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. He also worked as a partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP.

When incumbent Republican Representative Elizabeth Kraus resigned from the South Dakota House of Representatives, Lust and incumbent Representative Ed McLaughlin were unopposed for the June 6, 2006 Republican primary,[4] and won the November 7, 2006 general election, where Lust took the first seat with 5,576 votes (33.9%) and Representative McLaughlin took the second seat ahead of Democratic nominees Suzy Dennis and Justin Lena.[5] Lust was re-elected in 2008, 2010, and 2012. He left office in January 2015.[6][7][8][9][10]

Lust served as House Majority Whip in the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions, and as House Majority Leader from 2011-14. [11]

On September 26, 2016, Lust was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to replace Rep. Dan Dryden in the South Dakota House of Representatives. He served until January 2019.[12]

Death[edit]

He died of a cardiac event on July 23, 2021, in Rapid City, South Dakota, at age 53.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Lust's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.sdlegislature.gov/legislators/historical_listing/LegislatorDetail.aspx?MemberID=3766
  3. ^ {{cite web|url=https://www.newscenter1.tv/david-lust-attorney-and-former-south-dakota-lawmaker-dies-at-51/ |title=David Lust, attorney and former lawmaker dies at 51|publisher=newscenter1.tv|date=July 23, 2021|access-date=July 23, 2021
  4. ^ "South Dakota Republican Legislative Primary Election June 6, 2006 Official Canvass". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "2006 General Election Official Returns for Legislature". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "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 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "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 22, 2014.
  8. ^ "Official Results Primary Election - June 5, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  9. ^ "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 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  11. ^ "David Lust". South Dakota Historial Legislator Listing. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  12. ^ "David Lust". ballotpedia.org. Retrieved July 17, 2021.
  13. ^ "David Lust, past South Dakota lawmaker, dies of suspected heart attack". Argusleader.com. July 23, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.

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