Legislative Update with Jay Kruse
Another week and another Primary Election in the books!
Last week South Dakotans hit the polls and yesterday it was North Dakota’s turn. As I type up this update Tuesday evening, the polls have closed in ND, but most precincts are still busy counting votes. I am on the road this week meeting with credit unions in both North and South Dakota to discuss the importance of political fundraising as well as to review a few of our 2023 state advocacy priorities.
Similar to South Dakota, many winners of yesterday’s primary races have punched their legislative ticket, due to the fact they will not face a challenger in November’s General Election. I highly recommend you all take 5-10 minutes this morning to review the results of yesterday’s Primary Elections.
You can quickly find all the results here.
South Dakota Primary Only Winners Breakdown
The following legislators will not have an opponent in the November General Election
District 1: Michael Rohl (R-Aberdeen)
District 2: Steve Kolbeck (R-Brandon)
District 3: Al Novstrup (R-Aberdeen)
District 5: Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown)
District 7: Tim Reed (R-Brookings)
District 8: Casey Crabtreee (R-Madison)
District 9: Brent Hoffman (R-Sioux Falls)
District 23: Bryan Breitling (R-Miller)
District 24: Jim Mehlhaff (R-Pierre)
District 25: Tom Pischke (R-Dell Rapids)
District 29: Dean Wink (R-Howes)
District 30: Julie Frye-Mueller (R-Rapid City) – Recount Expected
District 31: Randy Deibert (R-Spearfish)
District 33: David Johnson (R-Rapid City)
District 8: John Mills (R-Volga), Tim Reisch (R-Howard)
District 13: Tony Venhuizen (R-Sioux Falls), Sue Peterson (R-Sioux Falls)
District 19: Jessica Bahmuller (R-Alexandria), Drew Peterson (R-Salem)
District 20: Lance Koth (R-Mitchell), Ben Krohmer (R-Mitchell)
District 23: James D. Wangsness (R-Miller), Scott Moore (R-Ipswich)
District 24: Mike Weisgram (R-Ft Pierre), Will Mortenson (R-Pierre)
District 29: Recount Expected, Kirk Chaffe (R-Whitewood), Gary Cammack (R-Union Center)
District 31: Scott Odenbach (R-Spearfish), Mary Fitzgerald (R-Saint Onge)
District 26B (Single Member District): Neal Pinnow (R-Lemmon)
As always, thank you for your continued support, and don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.
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