Get to know the South Dakota state legislative candidates

The South Dakota State Capitol Building in Pierre.
The South Dakota State Capitol Building in Pierre.(Austin Goss DNN/KOTA)
Published: Oct. 31, 2022 at 6:03 PM CDT
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PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Dakota News Now/KOTA Territory put together a survey for the candidates in contested races for the South Dakota State Senate and House of Representatives. We asked them about a number of issues, including the grocery sales tax, abortion and recreational marijuana. You can find links to candidates who responded below:

Michael Rohl - District 1, Senate Candidate

Susan Wismer - District 1, Senate Candidate

Steven McCleerey - District 1, House Candidate

David Kull - District 2, House Candidate

Gary Leighton - District 2, House Candidate

John Sjaarda - District 2, House Candidate

Bethany Soye - District 9, House Candidate

Tom Sutton - District 10, House Candidate

John Mogen - District 10, House Candidate

Margaret (Maggie) Sutton - District 10, Senate Candidate

Sheryl Johnson - District 11, Senate Candidate

Jim Stalzer - District 11, Senate Candidate

Margaret Kuipers - District 11, House Candidate

Kim Parke - District 11, House Candidate

Erin Royer - District 12, Senate Candidate

Arch Beal - District 12, Senate Candidate

Greg Jamison - District 12, House Candidate

Jessica Meyers - District 12, Senate Candidate

Wendy Mamer - District 14, House Candidate

Taylor Rehfeldt - District 14, House Candidate

Matthew Tysdal - District 14, Senate Candidate

Kadyn Wittman - District 15, House Candidate

Linda Duba - District 15, House Candidate

Brian Burge - District 16, House Candidate

Kevin Jensen - District 16, House Candidate

Karla Lems - District 16, House Candidate

Matthew Ness - District 16, House Candidate

Bekki Engquist-Schroeder - District 17, House Candidate

Chris Kassin - District 17, House Candidate

Jean Hunhoff - District 18, Senate Candidate

Jay Williams - District 18, House Candidate

Kyle Schoenfish - District 19, Senate Candidate

Dan Andersson - District 21, Senate Candidate

Shane Milne - District 22, House Candidate

Dan Ahlers - District 25, House Candidate

To find out more about the location of each district, click here. To see the responses of those who responded west river, click here.

State legislative candidates in contested districts this election season were emailed the same survey to complete for Dakota News Now/KOTA Territory News. With the exception of a quick spelling and grammar check, answers were not edited by the poster. Those who responded to the survey questions had their results posted.