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South Dakota's slate of legislative candidates set

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Published: Apr. 2, 2018 at 2:08 PM CDT
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The field is set for the South Dakota Legislature election.

State Senate

In some districts, there are enough Senate candidates to force June 5 primary elections for both Republicans and Democrats. If only one party candidate, that person automatically moves on to the general election Nov. 6.

District 26

There is no primary in this district. Democrat Troy Heinert faces Republican Joel Koskan in the general election.

District 27

There will be a Democratic primary between Jim Bradford and Red Dawn Foster. The primary winner competes against Republican Bill Hines in the general election.

District 28

Republican Ryan M. Maher and Democrat Alli Moran move on to the general election.

District 29

Gary L. Cammack is contested by Billy D. Kluck in the Republican primary. Democrat Matt Kammerer has no party challenge.

District 30

It is a three-way primary for Republicans Bruce Rampelberg, Lance S. Russell and Patricia K. Shiery. The winner goes against Democrat Kristine Ina Winter in the general election.

District 31

Neither Republican Bob Ewing nor Democrat Sherry Bea Smith has a primary challenge.

District 32

District 32 is also without a primary race. Democrat Ayla Rodriguez faces Republican Alan Solano in November.

District 33

Republican Phil Jensen has a primary challenge from Amanda Scott. The winner then goes against Democrat Ryan A. Ryder in the general election.

District 34

Republican Jeff Partridge and Democrat Zach VanWyk are unopposed so there is no primary.

District 35

Lynne Disanto and Ryan Smith will face each other in the Republican primary. The winner takes on Democrat Barry Muxen in the general election.

State Representative

In the South Dakota House, each party picks two candidates in the primary election to run in the general election Nov. 6. Many of the districts only have two party candidates, automatically moving them into the general election.

District 26A

Shawn Bordeaux is challenged by Troy “Luke” Lunderman in the Democratic primary. That winner doesn’t have a Republican challenger so the seat will be decided in the June 5 primary.

District 26B

Neither Republican Rebecca Reimer, nor Democrat Debra Smith are challenged in the primary but will face each other in the general election.

District 27

Democrats fielded three candidates for District 27 House, forcing a June primary. Candidates are Nicole Little White Man, Peri Pourier and Margaret Ross. With only two candidates, the Republicans will not have a primary. Moving on to the general election are Steve Livermont and Elizabeth May.

District 28A

Democrat Oren Lesmeister is running unopposed.

District 28B

There is no District 28B primary but there are three general election candidates: Democrat Lynn Frey, Libertarian Jason D. Hill and Republican Sam Marty.

District 29

With only two candidates each, the Republicans and Democrats will not have a District 29 primary. Candidates in the general election are Democrats Jade Addison and Michael S. McManus; and Republicans Thomas J. Brunner and Larry Rhoden.

District 30

There is no District 30 primary, General election candidates are Republicans Julie Frye-Mueller and Timothy Ray Goodwin; and Democrats Whitney Raver and Henry Whitney.

District 31

No primary. November general election candidates are Republicans Timothy R. Johns and Charles M. Turbiville; and Democrats Naveen Malik and Wyatt Osthus.

District 32

Republicans will have a primary between Scyller J. Borglum, Sean McPherson and Ed Randazzo. The top two Republicans then face off against Democrats Susan Kelts and Angel Staley.

District 33

With three candidates, there will be a Republican primary between Taffy Howard, David Johnson and Melanie Torro. Two Republican candidates qualified but then withdrew – Janet Jensen and Amanda Scott (who is running for state Senate in District 33). The top two Republicans will face Democrats Ian Keegan and Lilias Jarding in November.

District 34

There is a Republican primary in District 34 between Michael G. Diedrich, Jannette McIntyre and Jess Olson. The winners go against Democrats Brian Davis and Georgy J. Nelson in November.

District 35

There is no primary in this district. Democrats Michael T. Hanson and Bo Sistak run in the general election against Republicans Tina L. Mulally and Tony Randolph.

For all other election candidates go to the South Dakota Secretary of State’s list.