South Dakota House of Representatives

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South Dakota
House of Representatives
South Dakota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
January 12, 2021
Leadership
Spencer Gosch (R)
since January 8, 2021
Speaker pro Tempore
Jon Hansen (R)
since January 8, 2021
Majority Leader
Kent Peterson (R)
since January 8, 2021
Minority Leader
Jamie Smith (D)
since January 8, 2019
Structure
Seats70
South Dakota State House of Representatives (59 Republicans, 11 Democrats).svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Republican (62)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle III, South Dakota Constitution
Salary$12,850.80/session + $151 per legislative day [a] [1]
Elections
Last election
November 3, 2020
(70 seats)
Next election
November 8, 2022
(70 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Meeting place
South Dakota House of Representatives Chamber.JPG
House of Representatives Chamber
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota
Website
South Dakota State Legislature

The South Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Dakota Legislature. It consists of 70 members, two from each legislative district. Two of the state's 35 legislative districts, Districts 26 and 28, are each subdivided into two single-member districts (26A/26B and 28A/28B). The South Dakota House of Representatives meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.

Composition[edit]

District 26A primarily represents the Rosebud Reservation, while 28A represents the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River reservations.
92nd Legislature (2019)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
90th Legislature 58 12 70 0
91st Legislature 60 10 70 0
June 27, 2017[2] 59 69 1
September 5, 2017[3] 60 70 0
November 23, 2017[4] 59 69 1
92nd Legislature 59 11 70 0
Latest voting share 84.3% 15.7%

Leadership[edit]

Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch Republican 23
Speaker pro tempore Jon Hansen Republican 25
Majority Leader Kent Peterson Republican 19
Assistant Majority Leader Chris Johnson Republican 32
Majority Whips Marli Wiese Republican 8
Tim Goodwin Republican 30
Kirk Chafee Republican 29
Kevin D. Jensen Republican 16
Rebecca Reimer Republican 26B
Minority Leader Jamie Smith Democratic 15
Assistant Minority Leader Oren Lesmeister Democratic 28A
Minority Whip Erin Healy Democratic 14
Shawn Bordeaux Democratic 26A

Members of the House[edit]

District Representative Party Residence Since
1 Jennifer Healy Keintz Democratic Eden 2021
Tamara St. John Republican Sisseston 2019
2 Lana Greenfield Republican Doland 2015
Kaleb Weis Republican Aberdeen 2019
3 Drew Dennert Republican Aberdeen 2017
Carl E. Perry Republican Aberdeen 2019
4 John Mills Republican Volga 2017
Fred Deutsch Republican Florence 2019
5 Hugh Bartels Republican Watertown 2017
Nancy York Republican Watertown 2017
6 Aaron Aylward Republican 2021
Ernie Otten Republican 2021
7 Tim Reed Republican Brookings 2017
Larry Tidemann Republican Brookings 2021
8 Marli Wiese Republican Madison 2017
Randy Gross Republican Elkton 2019
9 Bethany Soye Republican 2021
Rhonda Milstead Republican Hartford 2019
10 Steven Haugaard Republican Sioux Falls 2015
Doug Barthel Republican Sioux Falls 2017
11 Mark Willadsen Republican Sioux Falls 2014
Chris Karr Republican Sioux Falls 2017
12 Arch Beal Republican Sioux Falls 2015
Greg Jamison Republican Sioux Falls 2021
13 Sue Peterson Republican Sioux Falls 2017
Richard Thomason Republican 2021
14 Taylor Rehfeldt Republican 2021
Erin Healy Democratic Sioux Falls 2019
15 Jamie Smith Democratic Sioux Falls 2017
Linda Duba Democratic Sioux Falls 2019
16 David Anderson Republican Hudson 2013
Kevin Jensen Republican Canton 2017
17 Sydney Davis Republican 2021
Richard Vasgaard Republican Centerville 2021
18 Mike Stevens Republican Yankton 2021
Ryan Cwach Democratic Yankton 2019
19 Kent Peterson Republican Salem 2015
Marty Overweg Republican New Holland 2020
20 Lance Koth Republican Mitchell 2019
Paul Miskimins Republican Mitchell 2019
21 Rocky Blare Republican 2021
Caleb Finck Republican Tripp 2019
22 Roger D. Chase Republican Huron 2017
Lynn Schneider Republican Sioux Falls 2020
23 Spencer Gosch Republican Glenham 2017
Charles Hoffman Republican 2021
24 Will Mortenson Republican Pierre 2021
Mike Weisgram Republican 2021
25 Tom Pischke Republican Dell Rapids 2017
Jon Hansen Republican Dell Rapids 2019
26A Shawn Bordeaux Democratic Mission 2015
26B Rebecca Reimer Republican Chamberlain 2018
27 Liz May Republican Kyle 2021
Peri Pourier Democratic Pine Ridge 2019
28A Oren Lesmeister Democratic Parade 2017
28B Sam Marty Republican Prairie City 2015
29 Dean Wink Republican 2021
Kirk Chaffee Republican Whitewood 2019
30 Trish Ladner Republican Hot Springs 2021
Tim Goodwin Republican Rapid City 2017
31 Mary Fitzgerald Republican 2021
Scott Odenbach Republican Spearfish 2021
32 Becky Drury Republican Rapid City 2021
Chris P. Johnson Republican Rapid City 2019
33 Taffy Howard Republican Rapid City 2017
Phil Jensen Republican Rapid City 2021
34 Mike Derby Republican Rapid City 2021
Jess Olson Republican Rapid City 2019
35 Tina Mulally Republican Rapid City 2019
Tony Randolph Republican Rapid City 2019

Past composition of the House of Representatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "S.D. Legislators' salary raise strains budget". 17 November 2020.
  2. ^ Don Haggar (R-10) resigned to accept a job offer [1]
  3. ^ Doug Barthel appointed to replace Don Haggar (R-10) [2]
  4. ^ Craig Tieszen (R-34) died [3]
  1. ^ Legislative pay must be one-fifth of median household income of South Dakota