David Lust

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David Lust
David Lust.jpg
Lust in 2011
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 34th[1] district
In office
January 2007 – January 2012
Preceded byElizabeth Kraus
Succeeded byJeff Partridge
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 34th[1] district
Assumed office
Appointed September 27. 2016 [2]
Preceded byDan Dryden
Personal details
Born (1968-03-22) March 22, 1968 (age 50)
Aberdeen, South Dakota
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Rebecca
Children4
ResidenceRapid City, South Dakota
Alma materDartmouth College
University of South Dakota School of Law
ProfessionAttorney, Politician

David Ellwood Lust[3] (born March 22, 1968) is an American politician and a Republican Majority Leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 34 since January 2007.[4]

Early life and education[edit]

David Lust was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota. He attended Dartmouth College where he received his B.A. in government. He worked at an international development consulting firm in Chicago, Illinois for 3 years before returning to South Dakota to attend the University of South Dakota School of Law graduating with his J.D. in 1997.

Legal 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 Howard Battey of the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota. He currently is a partner at Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson & Ashmore, LLP.

Political career[edit]

  • 2012 Lust and incumbent Representative Dan Dryden were unopposed for the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary;[5] in the four-way November 6, 2012 General election Lust took the first seat with 6,355 votes (35.4%) and Representative Dryden took the second seat ahead of returning 2010 Democratic nominee John Willman and Independent candidate Mike Reardon.[6]
  • 2006 When incumbent Republican Representative Elizabeth Kraus left the Legislature and left a District 34 seat open, Lust and incumbent Representative Ed McLaughlin were unopposed for the June 6, 2006 Republican Primary,[7] 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.[8]
  • 2008 Lust and incumbent Representative McLaughlin were again unopposed for June 3, 2008 Republican Primary;[9] in the November 4, 2008 General election, Representative McLaughlin took the first seat and Lust took the second seat with 6,111 votes (31.82%) ahead of Democratic nominees Bonny Petersen and Lisa Cook.[10]
  • 2010 With incumbent Republican Representative Ed McLaughlin term limited and leaving the Legislature leaving a District 34 seat open, Lust ran in the three-way June 8, 2010 Republican Primary and placed first with 1,898 votes (41.7%);[11] in the four-way November 2, 2010 General election Lust took the first seat with 6,157 votes (37.75%) and fellow Republican nominee Dan Dryden took the second seat ahead of Democratic nominees Devin Oliver and John Willman.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Representative David Lust". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  2. ^ https://rapidcityjournal.com/news/legislature/david-lust-appointed-to-district-legislative-seat/article_1b7ba371-6511-5e74-8afd-e12416b743a1.html
  3. ^ "David Lust's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.sdlegislature.gov/legislators/historical_listing/LegislatorDetail.aspx?MemberID=3766
  5. ^ "Official Results Primary Election - June 5, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ "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.
  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. ^ "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.
  11. ^ "Official Results Primary Election June 8, 2010". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "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.

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