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The Senate is the upper house of the South Dakota State Legislature. It is made up of 35 members, one representing each legislative district and meets at the South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre.

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Composition

South Dakota Senate Districts. Senate district boundaries are identical to the South Dakota House of Representative's districts, with one senator elected from each district.
85th Legislature (2009-2010)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Vacant
End of previous legislature 20 15 35 0
Begin 21 14 35 0
Latest voting share 60.0% 40.0%
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Officers

Position Name Party District
President of the Senate/Lieutenant Governor Dennis Daugaard Republican
President pro tempore Bob Gray Republican 24
Majority Leader David Knudson Republican 14
Minority Leader Scott Heidepriem Democratic 13

Members of the 85th Senate

District Senator Party Residence
1 Gary Hanson Democratic Sisseton
2 Jim Hundstad Democratic Bath
3 Al Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
4 James R. Peterson Democratic Revillo
5 Nancy Turbak Berry Democratic Watertown
6 Art Fryslie Republican Clark
7 Pam Merchant Democratic Brookings
8 Russell Olson Democratic Flandreau
9 Thomas Dempster Republican Sioux Falls
10 Gene Abdallah Republican Sioux Falls
11 Jason Gant Republican Sioux Falls
12 Sandy Jerstad Democratic Sioux Falls
13 Scott Heidepriem Democratic Sioux Falls
14 David L. Knudson Republican Sioux Falls
15 Kathy Miles Democratic Sioux Falls
16 Margret Gillespie Democratic Canton
17 Ben Nesselhuf Democratic Vermillion
18 Jean Hunhoff Republican Yankton
19 Frank Kloucek Democratic Scotland
20 Mike Vehle Republican Mitchell
21 Cooper Garnos Republican Presho
22 Tom Hansen Republican Huron
23 Corey Brown Republican Hoven
24 Bob Gray Republican Fort Pierre
25 Dan Ahlers Democratic Canistota
26 Julie Bartling Democratic Burke
27 Jim Bradford Republican Pine Ridge
28 Ryan Maher Democratic Isabel
29 Larry Rhoden Republican Sturgis
30 Gordon Howie Republican Hermosa
31 Tom Nelson Republican Lead
32 Stanford Adelstein Republican Rapid City
33 Dennis Schmidt Republican Rapid City
34 Jeffrey Haverly Republican Rapid City
35 Craig Tieszen Republican Rapid City

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