South Dakota

Current Numbers

Congress
0
0% of 3 seats

(2 Senate, 1 House)

Statewide Elective Executive
2
(2R)
20% of 10 seats
State Legislature
30
(5D, 25R)
28.6% of 105 seats
Congress - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Kristi Noem R U.S. Representative 2011-2018
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin D U.S. Representative 2004-2010 Herseth won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by a resignation.
Vera Calahan Bushfield R U.S. Senator 1948-1948 Bushfield was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by the death of her husband.
Gladys Pyle R U.S. Senator 1938-1938 Pyle won a special election to fill a vacancy caused by death.
Statewide Elective Executive - Current and Historic
Name Party Position Year(s) Served Notes
Kristie Fiegen R Public Utilities Commissioner 2011-present Fiegen was appointed in 2011.
Kristi Noem R Governor 2019-present
Shantel Krebs R Secretary of State 2015-2018
Joyce Hazeltine R Secretary of State 1987-2002
Carole Hillard R Lt. Governor 1995-2002
Pam Nelson D Public Utilities Commissioner 1997-2002
Laska Schoenfelder R Public Utilities Commissioner 1989-2000
Alice Kundert R Secretary of State 1979-1986
Char Fischer R Public Utilities Commissioner 1977-1982
Norma Klinkel D Public Utilities Commissioner 1975-1980
Lorna B. Herseth D Secretary of State 1973-1978
Alice Kundert R Auditor 1969-1978
Alma Larson R Secretary of State 1965-1972
Essie Wiedenman R Secretary of State 1961-1964
Betty Lou Casey R Auditor 1961-1962
Harriet Horning D Auditor 1959-1960
Selma Sandness D Secretary of State 1959-1960
Clara Halls R Secretary of State 1957-1958
Geraldine Ostroot R Secretary of State 1951-1956
Annamae Riff R Secretary of State 1947-1950
Hazel Dean R Treasurer 1945-1946 Dean was appointed to fill a vacancy caused by death.
L.M. Larsen R Secretary of State 1943-1946
Olive A. Ringsrud R Secretary of State 1939-1942
Goldie Wells D Secretary of State 1937-1938
Myrtle Morrison D Secretary of State 1933-1936
Elizabeth Coyne R Secretary of State 1931-1932
Gladys Pyle R Secretary of State 1927-1930
State Legislature - Numbers and Percentage of Officeholders by Year
Year State Rank Senate Total Women/Total Senate House Total Women/Total House Total Women/Total Legislature % Total Women
2022 33 1D | 8R 9/35 4D | 17R 21/70 30/105 28.6
2021 33 1D | 8R 9/35 4D | 17R 21/70 30/105 28.6
2020 38 2D | 5R 7/35 4D | 15R 19/70 26/105 24.8
2019 41 2D | 3R 5/35 4D | 15R 19/70 24/105 22.9
2018 34 0D | 5R 5/35 3D | 14R 17/70 22/105 21.0
2017 36 0D | 5R 5/35 3D | 13R 16/70 21/105 20.0
2016 33 1D | 6R 7/35 4D | 11R 15/70 22/105 21.0
2015 33 1D | 6R 7/35 4D | 11R 15/70 22/105 21.0
2014 30 1D | 5R 6/35 6D | 11R 17/70 23/105 21.9
2013 28 1D | 5R 6/35 6D | 12R 18/70 24/105 22.9
2012 37 1D | 6R 7/35 4D | 10R 14/70 21/105 20.0
2011 37 1D | 6R 7/35 4D | 10R | 1Ind 14/70 21/105 20.0
2010 37 6D | 1R 7/35 5D | 9R 14/70 21/105 20.0
2009 37 6D | 1R 7/35 5D | 9R 14/70 21/105 20.0
2008 40 4D | 1R 5/35 3D | 10R 13/70 18/105 17.1
2007 40 4D | 1R 5/35 3D | 10R 13/70 18/105 17.1
2006 42 2D | 1R 3/35 4D | 10R 14/70 17/105 16.2
2005 40 2D | 1R 3/35 4D | 10R 14/70 17/105 16.2
2004 42 0D | 4R 4/35 5D | 8R 13/70 17/105 16.2
2003 41 0D | 4R 4/35 5D | 8R 13/70 17/105 16.2
2002 42 0D | 6R 6/35 4D | 6R 10/70 16/105 15.2
2001 42 0D | 6R 6/35 4D | 7R 11/70 17/105 15.2
2000 44 1D | 4R 5/35 4D | 6R 10/70 15/105 14.3
1999 44 1D | 4R 5/35 4D | 6R 10/70 15/105 13.3
1998 32 2D | 3R 5/35 5D | 8R 13/70 18/105 17.1
1997 32 2D | 3R 5/35 5D | 8R 13/70 18/105 17.1
1996 33 4D | 2R 6/35 4D | 10R 14/70 20/105 18.1
1995 33 4D | 2R 6/35 4D | 10R 14/70 20/105 18.1
1994 27 6D | 1R 7/35 3D | 11R 14/70 21/105 20.0
1993 25 6D | 1R 7/35 3D | 11R 14/70 21/105 20.0
1992 10 9D | 2R 11/35 5D | 10R 15/70 26/105 24.8
1991 10 9D | 2R 11/35 5D | 10R 15/70 26/105 24.8
1990 19 6D | 2R 8/35 5D | 8R 13/70 21/105 19.0
1989 17 6D | 2R 8/35 5D | 8R 13/70 21/105 19.0
1988 14 4D | 2R 6/35 4D | 12R 16/70 22/105 20.0
1987 14 4D | 2R 6/35 4D | 12R 16/70 22/105 20.0
1986 27 2D | 2R 4/35 1D | 11R 12/70 16/105 14.3
1985 27 2D | 2R 4/35 1D | 10R 11/70 15/105 14.3
1984 22 1D | 2R 3/35 2D | 9R 11/70 14/105 13.3
1983 20 1D | 2R 3/35 2D | 9R 11/70 14/105 13.3
1981 26 1D | 2R 3/35 3D | 5R 8/70 11/105 10.5
1979 27 1D | 2R 3/35 1D | 5R 6/70 9/105 8.6
1977 22 0D | 2R 2/35 3D | 5R 8/70 10/105 7.6
1975 13 2D | 2R 4/35 3D | 3R 6/70 10/105 10.6