Matt Michels

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Matt Michels
Matt Michels.jpg
38th Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota
Assumed office
January 8, 2011
GovernorDennis Daugaard
Preceded byDennis Daugaard
Succeeded byLarry Rhoden (Elect)
Speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives
In office
January 2003 – January 2007
Preceded byScott Eccarius
Succeeded byThomas Deadrick
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 18th district
In office
January 1999 – January 2007
Succeeded byNick Moser
Personal details
Born (1960-03-09) March 9, 1960 (age 58)
Pierre, South Dakota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Karen Lindbloom
Children1 son
EducationUniversity of South Dakota (BS, JD)

Matthew Michels (born March 9, 1960[1]) is an American politician serving the 38th and current lieutenant governor of South Dakota since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as speaker of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. Dennis Daugaard picked him as his running mate in the 2010 gubernatorial election;[2][3] they were reelected in 2014.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, David (2011-03-09). "Lt. Gov. Michels celebrates birthday today". Rapid City Journal. Retrieved 2018-12-04.
  2. ^ 2010 Elections: Senate, House and Governors' Races By State - South Dakota - ABC News
  3. ^ Dennis Daugaard for Governor Archived 2010-10-24 at the Wayback Machine.

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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
Succeeded by
Larry Rhoden
Elect