South Dakota Senate

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

South Dakota Senate
South Dakota Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
New session started
January 12, 2021
Larry Rhoden (R)
since January 5, 2019
Lee Schoenbeck (R)
since January 8, 2021
Majority Leader
Gary Cammack (R)
since January 8, 2021
Minority Leader
Troy Heinert (D)
since January 8, 2019
Political groups
Majority party

Minority party

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



92nd Legislature (2019)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic
91st Legislature 29 6 35
92nd Legislature 32 3 35
Latest voting share 91.4% 8.6%


Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Lee Schoenbeck Republican 5
Majority Leader Gary Cammack Republican 29
Assistant Majority Leader Michael Diedrich Republican 34
Majority Whips Jim Bolin Republican 16
Casey Crabtree Republican 8
Helene Duhamel Republican 32
Kyle Schoenfish Republican 19
Minority Leader Troy Heinert Democratic 26
Assistant Minority Leader Red Dawn Foster Democratic 27
Minority Whip Reynold Nesiba Democratic 15

Members of the current Senate

District Senator Party Residence
1 Michael Rohl Republican Aberdeen
2 Brock Greenfield Republican Clark
3 Al Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
4 John Wiik Republican Big Stone City
5 Lee Schoenbeck Republican Watertown
6 Herman Otten Republican Lennox
7 V. J. Smith Republican Brookings
8 Casey Crabtree Republican Madison
9 Wayne Steinhauer Republican Hartford
10 Margaret Sutton Republican Sioux Falls
11 Jim Stalzer Republican Sioux Falls
12 Blake Curd Republican Sioux Falls
13 Jack Kolbeck Republican Sioux Falls
14 Larry Zikmund Republican
15 Reynold Nesiba Democratic Sioux Falls
16 Jim Bolin Republican Canton
17 Arthur Rusch Republican Vermillion
18 Jean Hunhoff Republican
19 Kyle Schoenfish Republican Scotland
20 Joshua Klumb Republican Mount Vernon
21 Erin Tobin Republican
22 David Wheeler Republican
23 Bryan Breitling Republican
24 Mary Duvall Republican
25 Marsha Symens Republican
26 Troy Heinert Democratic Mission
27 Red Dawn Foster Democratic Pine Ridge
28 Ryan Maher Republican Isabel
29 Gary Cammack Republican Union Center
30 Julie Frye-Mueller Republican
31 Timothy Johns Republican
32 Helene Duhamel Republican Rapid City
33 David Johnson Republican
34 Michael Diedrich Republican
35 Jessica Castleberry Republican Rapid City

Past composition of the Senate

See also

External links


  1. ^ Legislative pay must be one-fifth of median household income of South Dakota



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