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South Dakota Legislature election results

Republicans hoped for a clean sweep of every seat in the South Dakota Legislature on Tuesday.

Instead, they appeared to lose a seat in the Senate to the Democrats. The balance in the chamber however will still heavily favor Republicans 31-4.

But Republicans appeared to have gained a seat in the House. If so, the House will be 63-7 in Republicans’ favor.

Three possible recounts, in districts 15, 18 and 28A, could also affect the final numbers.

Here are unofficial results from South Dakota’s legislative elections. They were the first under the new boundaries for districts that lawmakers adopted during a 2021 special session. District 1 – Marshall and Day counties, and parts of Brown and Roberts counties. 43 of 43 precincts reporting.

Senate: Susan Wismer, I-Britton, 4,247; Michael Rohl, R-Aberdeen, incumbent, 6,086.

House (2): Steven McCleerey, D-Sisseton, 3,966; Kay Nikolas, D-Sisseton, 3,188; Joe Donnell, R-Sisseton, 5,127; Tamara St. John, R-Sisseton, incumbent, 5,711.

District 2 – Parts of Minnehaha County. 11 of 11 precincts reporting.

Senate: Steve Kolbeck, R-Brandon; no opponent. 

House (2): Gary Leighton, D-Sioux Falls, 3,323; John Sjaarda, R-Valley Springs, 5,692; David Kull, R-Brandon, 6,121.

District 3 – Parts of Brown County.

Senate: Al Novstrup, R-Aberdeen, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): Brandei Schaefbauer, R-Aberdeen; Carl Perry, R-Aberdeen, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 4 – Deuel, Grant and Hamlin counties, and parts of Clark, Codington and Roberts counties.

Senate: John Wiik, R-Big Stone City, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): Stephanie Sauder, R-Bryant; Fred Deutsch, R-Florence, no opponent. 

District 5 – Parts of Codington County. 14 of 14 precincts reporting.

Senate: Lee Schoenbeck, R-Watertown, incumbent; no opponent. 

House (2): Kahden Mooney, D-Watertown, 2,917; Byron Callies, R-Watertown, 4,351; Hugh Bartels, R-Watertown, incumbent, 6,058.

District 6 – Parts of Lincoln County.

Senate: Herman Otten, R-Lennox, incumbent; no opponent.

House: Aaron Aylward, R-Harrisburg, incumbent; Ernie Otten, R-Tea, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 7 – Parts of Brookings County. Nine of nine precincts reporting.

Senate: Tim Reed, R-Brookings, moving from House; no opponent. 

House (2): Cole Sartell, D-Brookings, 3,431; Mellissa Heermann, R-Brookings, 4,461; Roger DeGroot, R-Brookings, 4,980.

District 8 – Kingsbury and Lake counties, and parts of Brookings and Miner counties.

Senate: Casey Crabtree, R-Madison, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): Tim Reisch, R-Howard; John Mills, R-Volga, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 9 – Parts of Minnehaha County. Eight of eight precincts reporting.

Senate: Brent Hoffman, R-Sioux Falls; no opponent.

House (2): Nick Winkler, D-Sioux Falls, 3,183; Kenneth Teunissen, R-Sioux Falls, 4,142; Bethany Soye, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 5,034.

District 10 – Parts of Minnehaha County. 14 of 14 precincts reporting.

Senate: Liz Larson, D-Sioux Falls, 4,488; Maggie Sutton, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 3,429.

House (2): Erin Healy, D-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 4,613; Kameron Nelson, D-Sioux Falls, 3,510; Tom Sutton, R-Sioux Falls, 2,980; John Mogen, R-Sioux Falls, 3,114.

District 11 – Parts of Minnehaha County. 10 of 10 precincts reporting.

Senate: Sheryl Johnson, D-Sioux Falls, 4,286; Jim Stalzer, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 5,287.

House (2): Margaret Kuipers, D-Sioux Falls, 3,775; Kim Parke, D-Sioux Falls, 3,553; Chris Karr, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 4,878; Brian Mulder, R-Sioux Falls, 4,987.

District 12 – Parts of Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. 15 of 15 precincts reporting.

Senate: Jessica Meyers, D-Sioux Falls, 4,237; Arch Beal, R-Sioux Falls, moving from House, 4,950.

House (2): Kristin Hayward, D-Sioux Falls. 3,479; Erin Royer, D-Sioux Falls, 3,626; Greg Jamison, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 4,674; Amber Arlint, R-Sioux Falls, 4,651.

District 13 – Parts of Lincoln and Minnehaha counties. 10 of 10 precincts reporting.

Senate: Lora Hubbel, I-Sioux Falls, 3,115; Jack Kolbeck, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 7,345.

House (2): Tony Venhuizen, R-Sioux Falls; Sue Peterson, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 14 – Parts of Minnehaha County. 10 of 10 precincts reporting.

Senate: Matthew Tysdal, D-Sioux Falls 5,000; Larry Zikmund, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 5,854.

House (2): Wendy Mamer, D-Sioux Falls, 4,160; Mike Huber, D-Sioux Falls, 4,570; Tyler Tordsen, R-Sioux Falls, 5,111; Taylor Rehfeldt, R-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 6,127.

District 15 – Parts of Minnehaha County. 12 of 12 precincts reporting.

Senate: Reynold Nesiba, D-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 3,697; Brenda Lawrence, R-Sioux Falls, 3,310.

House (2): Linda Duba, D-Sioux Falls, incumbent, 3,545; Kadyn Wittman, D-Sioux Falls, 3,194; Matt Rosburg, R-Sioux Falls, 2,761; Joni Tschetter, R-Sioux Falls, 3,097. Recount possible.

District 16 – Parts of Lincoln, Turner and Union counties. 26 of 26 precincts reporting.

Senate: Donn Larson, D-Hudson, 2,610; Brian Burge, I-Marion, 847; Jim Bolin, R-Canton, incumbent, 6,770.

House (2): Matt Ness, D-Canton, 2,744; Kevin Jensen, R-Canton, incumbent, 5,825; Karla Lems, R-Canton, 5,951.

District 17 – Parts of Clay and Union counties. 18 of 18 precincts reporting.

Senate: Sydney Davis, R-Burbank, moving from House; no opponent. 

House (2): Bekki Engquist-Schroeder, D-Vermillion, 3,585; Bill Shorma, R-Dakota Dunes, 4,055; Chris Kassin, R-Vermillion, 4,938.

District 18 – Yankton County and parts of Clay County. 

Senate: Frederick Bender, D-Yankton, 3,091; Jean Hunhoff, R-Yankton, incumbent, 5,747.

House (2): Ryan Cwach, D-Yankton, incumbent, 4,508; Jay Williams, D-Yankton, 1,895; Julie Auch, R-Lesterville, 4,663; Mike Stevens, R-Yankton, incumbent, 5,228. Recount possible.

District 19 – Bon Homme, Hanson, Hutchinson and McCook counties, and parts of Turner County. 24 of 24 precincts reporting.

Senate: Russell Graef, D-Scotland, 1,792; Kyle Schoenfish, R-Scotland, incumbent, 7,906.

House (2): Jessica Bahmuller, R-Alexandria; Drew Peterson, R-Salem; no opponent. 

District 20 – Davison, Jerauld and Sanborn counties, and parts of Turner County.

Senate: Joshua Klumb, R-Mitchell, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): Ben Krohmer, R-Mitchell; Lance Koth, R-Mitchell, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 21 – Aurora, Charles Mix, Douglas, Gregory and Tripp counties. 40 of 40 precincts reporting.

Senate: Dan Andersson, D-Burke, 1,771; Erin Tobin, R-Winner, incumbent, 7,976.

House (2): Rocky Blare, R-Ideal, incumbent; Marty Overweg, R-Corsica, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 22 – Beadle and Spink counties, and parts of Clark County. 21 of 21 precincts reporting.

Senate: David Wheeler, R-Huron, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): Shane Milne, D-Huron, 2,328; Roger Chase, R-Huron, incumbent, 4,934; Lynn Schneider, R-Huron, incumbent, 5,642.

District 23 – Campbell, Edmunds, Faulk, Hand, McPherson, Potter and Walworth counties, and parts of Brown County.

Senate: Bryan Breitling, R-Miller, incumbent; no opponent.

House (2): James Wangsness, R-Miller; Scott Moore, R-Ipswich; no opponent.

District 24 – Haakon, Stanley and Sully counties, and parts of Hughes and Hyde counties.

Senate: Jim Mehlhaff, R-Pierre; no opponent.

House (2): Will Mortenson, R-Pierre, incumbent; Mike Weisgram, R-Fort Pierre, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 25 – Moody County and parts of Minnehaha County. 22 of 22 precincts reporting.

Senate: Tom Pischke, R-Dell Rapids, moving from House; no opponent.

House (2): Dan Ahlers, D-Dell Rapids, 4,532; David Kills A Hundred, D-Flandreau, 2,258; Jon Hansen, R-Dell Rapids, incumbent, 6,731; Randy Gross, R-Elkton, incumbent, 6,363.

District 26 – Brule, Buffalo, Jones, Lyman, Mellette and Todd counties, and parts of Hughes and Hyde counties. 37 of 37 precincts reporting.

Senate: Shawn Bordeaux, D-Mission, moving from House, 3,479; Joel Koskan, R-Wood, 2,495.

House 26A (15 of 15 precincts reporting): Eric Emery, D-Rosebud, 1,758; Joyce Glynn, R-Belvidere, 871.

House 26B; Rebecca Reimer, R-Oacoma, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 27 – Bennett, Jackson and Oglala Lakota counties, and parts of Pennington County. 25 of 25 precincts reporting.

Senate: Red Dawn Foster, D-Pine Ridge, incumbent, 3,179; David Jones, R-Martin, 2,999.

House (2): Peri Pourier, D-Wanblee, incumbent, 3,069; Norma Rendon, D-Porcupine, 2,350; Liz May, R-Kyle, incumbent, 2,830; Bud May, R-Kyle, 2,347.

District 28 – Butte, Corson, Dewey, Harding, Perkins and Ziebach counties.

Senate: Ryan Maher, R-Isabel, incumbent; no opponent. 

House 28A (31 of 31 precincts reporting): Oren Lesmeister, D-Eagle Butte, incumbent,1,890; Ralph Lyon, R-Meadow, 1,847. Recount possible.

House 28B (31 of 31 precincts reporting): Calvin Reilly, I-Belle Fourche, 1,010; Neal Pinnow, R-Lemmon, 4,234.

District 29 – Parts of Meade County. 38 of 38 precincts reporting.

Senate: Dean Wink, R-Howes, moving from House; no opponent.

House (2): Sean Natchke, L-Sturgis, 2,226; Gary Cammack, R-Union Center, moving from Senate, 5,131; Kirk Chaffee, R-Whitewood, incumbent, 5,991.

District 30 – Custer and Fall River counties, and parts of Pennington County. 25 of 25 precincts reporting.

Senate: Julie Frye-Mueller, R-Rapid City, incumbent; no opponent. 

House (2): Bret Swanson, D-Hermosa, 3,217; Dennis Krull, R-Hill City, 7,632; Trish Ladner, R-Hot Springs, incumbent, 8,306.

District 31 – Lawrence County.

Senate: Randy Deibert, R-Spearfish; no opponent.

House (2): Mary Fitzgerald, R-St. Onge, incumbent; Scott Odenbach, R-Spearfish, incumbent; no opponent. 

District 32 – Parts of Pennington County. Nine of nine precincts reporting.

Senate: Nicole Heenan, D-Rapid City, 3,323; Helene Duhamel, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 4,255.

House (2): Jonathan Old Horse, D-Rapid City, 2,848; Christine Stephenson, D-Rapid City, 3,095; Becky Drury, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 3,227; Steve Duffy, R-Rapid City, 3,372.

District 33 – Parts of Meade and Pennington counties. 12 of 12 precincts reporting.

Senate: Darren Freidel, L-Summerset, 2,537; David Johnson, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 7,883.

House (2): Vince Vidal, D-Rapid City, 3,807; Curt Massie, R-Rapid City, 5,732; Phil Jensen, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 6,396.

District 34 – Parts of Pennington County. Eight of eight precincts reporting.

Senate: Michael Diedrich, R-Rapid City, incumbent; no opponent. 

House (2): Darla Drew, D-Rapid City, 4,149; Jay Shultz, D-Rapid City, 3,000; Jess Olson, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 5,868; Mike Derby, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 6,350.

District 35 – Parts of Pennington County. Nine of nine precincts reporting.

Senate: Jessica Castleberry, R-Rapid City, incumbent; no opponent. 

House (2): Pat Cromwell, D-Rapid City, 2,646; David Hubbard, D-Rapid City, 2,401; Tony Randolph, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 5,572; Tina Mulally, R-Rapid City, incumbent, 5,907.