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The South Dakota House of Representatives is the lower house of the South Dakota State Legislature. It is made up 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).



South Dakota House Districts. House district boundaries are identical to the South Dakota Senate's districts, with two representatives elected from each district.
85th Legislature (2009–2010)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 50 20 70 0
Begin 46 24 70 0
Latest voting share 65.7% 34.3%


See also: List of Speakers of the South Dakota House of Representatives
Position Name Party District
Speaker of the House Thomas Deadrick Republican 21
Speaker pro tempore Tim Rave Republican 25
Majority Leader Larry Rhoden Republican 29
Minority Leader Dale Hargens Democratic 22

Members of the 85th House

District Representative Party Residence
1 Clayton Halverson Democratic Veblen
David Sigdestad Democratic Pierpont
2 Burt Elliott Democratic Aberdeen
Paul Dennert Democratic Columbia
3 Al Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
Dave Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
4 Val Rausch Republican Big Stone City
Steve Street Democratic Revillo
5 Al Koistinen Republican Watertown
Bob Faehn Republican Watertown
6 Kristi Noem Republican Castlewood
Paul Nelson Republican Hetland
7 Carol Pitts Republican Brookings
Larry Tidemann Republican Brookings
8 David Gassman Democratic Canova
Russell Olson Republican Madison
9 Deb Peters Republican Hartford
Richard Engels Democratic Hartford
10 Roger Hunt Republican Brandon
Shantel Krebs Republican Sioux Falls
11 Mark Willadson Republican Sioux Falls
Keri Weems Republican Sioux Falls
12 Manny Steele Republican Sioux Falls
Hal Wick Republican Sioux Falls
13 Phyllis Heineman Republican Sioux Falls
Bill Thompson Democratic Sioux Falls
14 Joni Cutler Republican Sioux Falls
Marc Feinstein Democratic Sioux Falls
15 Mary Glenski Democratic Sioux Falls
Kathy Miles Democratic Sioux Falls
16 Joel Dykstra Republican Canton
Margaret V. Gillespie Democratic Hudson
17 Jamie Boomgarden Republican Chancellor
Eldon Nygaard Democratic Vermillion
18 Garry Moore Democratic Yankton
Charlii Gilson Republican Yankton
19 Jim Putnam Republican Armour
Gary Jerke Republican Tripp
20 Mike Vehle Republican Mitchell
Lance Carson Republican Mitchell
21 Kent Juhnke Republican Vivian
Thomas Deadrick Republican Platte
22 Quinten Burg Democratic Wessington Springs
Dale Hargens Democratic Miller
23 Justin Davis Republican Ipswich
Tom Hackl Republican Hoven
24 Ryan Olson Republican Onida
Tim Rounds Republican Pierre
25 Dan Ahlers Democratic Dell Rapids
Tim Rave Republican Baltic
26A Larry Lucas Democratic Mission
26B Kim Vanneman Republican Ideal
27 Kevin Killer Democratic Pine Ridge
Ed Iron Cloud III Democratic Porcupine
28A Tom Van Norman Democratic Eagle Butte
28B Betty Olson Republican Prairie City
29 Tom Brunner Republican Nisland
Larry Rhoden Republican Union Center
30 Gordon Howie Republican Rapid City
Gordon Pederson Republican Wall
31 Tom Hills Republican Spearfish
Charles Turbiville Republican Deadwood
32 Brian Gosch[1][2] Republican Rapid City
Brian Dreyer Republican Rapid City
33 Mike Buckingham Republican Rapid City
Don Van Etten Republican Rapid City
34 David Lust Republican Rapid City
Ed McLaughlin Republican Rapid City
35 Jeff Haverly Republican Rapid City
Mark Kirkeby Republican Rapid City


  1. ^ Appointed by Governor Mike Rounds on September 21, 2007 to complete the term of Alan Hanks. [1]
  2. ^ Alan Hanks resigned July 2, 2007 to become mayor of Rapid City. [2].

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