Matt Michels

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Matt Michels
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38th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
Assumed office
January 8, 2011
Governor Dennis Daugaard
Preceded by Dennis Daugaard
Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives
In office
January 2003 – January 2007
Preceded by Scott Eccarius
Succeeded by Thomas Deadrick
Personal details
Born 1960 (age 55–56)
Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Karen Michels
Children Collin
Alma mater University of South Dakota
Religion Episcopalianism

Matt Michels is the 38th and current Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota and formerly the Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives. He and running mate Dennis Daugaard were elected in the general election on November 2, 2010[1][2] and re-elected on November 4, 2014. Michels is a Republican.

Electoral history[edit]

South Dakota House of Representatives District 18 Election, 2002
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Michels 5,724 35.31
Republican Jean Hunhoff 4,699 28.98
Democratic Scott Swier 4,234 26.11
Democratic Jay Blankenfield 1,556 9.60
South Dakota House of Representatives District 18 Election, 2004
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Matt Michels 6,866 53.39
Republican Jean Hunhoff 5,993 46.61

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Political offices
Preceded by
Scott Eccarius
Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives
2003–2007
Succeeded by
Thomas Deadrick
Preceded by
Dennis Daugaard
Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
2011–present
Incumbent