Governing party

Opposition party

Length of term
2 years Authority Article III, South Dakota Constitution Salary $6,000/session + $142 per legislative day Elections
Last election
November 8, 2016
(35 seats)
Next election
November 6, 2018
(35 seats) Redistricting Legislative Control Meeting place South Dakota Senate Chamber.jpg State Senate Chamber
South Dakota State Capitol
Pierre, South Dakota Website South Dakota State Legislature

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.


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.
91st Legislature (2017)
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Republican Democratic
90th Legislature 27 8 35
91st Legislature 29 6 35
Latest voting share 82.9% 17.1%


Position Name Party District
President Pro Tem of the Senate Brock Greenfield Republican 2
Majority Leader Blake Curd Republican 12
Assistant Majority Leader Ryan Maher Republican 28
Majority Whips Bob Ewing Republican 31
Kris Langer Republican 25
Al Novstrup Republican 3
Minority Leader Billie Sutton Democratic 21
Assistant Minority Leader Troy Heinert Democratic 26
Minority Whip Jason Frerichs Democratic 1

Members of the 91st Senate

District Senator Party Residence
1 Jason Frerichs Democratic Wilmot
2 Brock Greenfield Republican Clark
3 Al Novstrup Republican Aberdeen
4 John Wiik Republican Big Stone City
5 Neal Tapio Republican Watertown
6 Ernie Otten Republican Tea
7 Larry Tidemann Republican Brookings
8 Jordan Youngberg Republican Madison
9 Deb Peters Republican Hartford
10 Jenna Netherton Republican Sioux Falls
11 Jim Stalzer Republican Sioux Falls
12 Blake Curd Republican Sioux Falls
13 Jack Kolbeck Republican Sioux Falls
14 Deb Soholt Republican Sioux Falls
15 Reynold Nesiba Democratic Sioux Falls
16 Jim Bolin Republican Canton
17 Arthur Rusch Republican Vermillion
18 Craig Kennedy Democratic Yankton
19 Stace Nelson Republican Fulton
20 Joshua Klumb Republican Mount Vernon
21 Billie Sutton Democratic Burke
22 Jim White Republican Huron
23 Justin Cronin Republican Gettysburg
24 Jeff Monroe Republican Pierre
25 Kris Langer Republican Dell Rapids
26 Troy Heinert Democratic Mission
27 Kevin Killer Democratic Pine Ridge
28 Ryan Maher Republican Isabel
29 Gary Cammack Republican Union Center
30 Lance Russell Republican Hot Springs
31 Bob Ewing Republican Spearfish
32 Alan Solano Republican Rapid City
33 Phil Jensen Republican Rapid City
34 Jeffrey Partridge Republican Rapid City
35 Terri Haverly Republican Rapid City

Past composition of the Senate

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