|Member of the South Dakota Senate
from the 11th district
December 18, 1976 |
Platte, South Dakota
|Children||Abbi, Sophie, Mallory|
|Residence||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Alma mater||University of South Dakota|
Jason M. Gant (born December 18, 1976) is the former Secretary of State of South Dakota. A member of the Republican party, he had represented the 11th district in the South Dakota Senate since 2004
Gant graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from the University of South Dakota in political science and a minor in business administration. From 1999 to 2004, Gant was the Director of Dakota Care, a health insurance company. He then served as an executive for the South Dakota State Medical Association from 2004 to 2005, and in 2005 became the founder and owner of the Gant Group, Incorporated, a health care consulting business.
At the 2010 South Dakota Republican Party (GOP) Convention, Senator Gant won his party's nomination for Secretary of State, defeating two other GOP candidates. On November 2, 2010, he won his election bid to become the next Secretary of State of South Dakota.
In 2014, Gant activated the Innovative Overseas Absentee-balloting System (iOASIS) voting technology, which is currently available to Gant's overseas military constituents for all upcoming elections.
- Brokaw, Chet and Wayne Ortman. GOP, Democrats finalize candidates for SD ballot. Associated Press. June 26, 2010. Accessed October 11, 2010.
- "Election Night Results". Retrieved 9 November 2010.
- David Yates (2014-03-28). "E-voting for Absentee Military Now Available in South Dakota".
- www.JasonGant.com Official website.
- South Dakota Legislature - Senator Jason Gant Official SD Senate website
- Jason Gant at South Dakota Legislator Historical Listing
- Project Vote Smart - Senator Jason M. Gant (SD) profile
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