South Dakota is one of 11 states in CSG’s Midwestern Legislative Conference. Our snapshot of South Dakota includes information on the state’s three branches of government: key leaders in the executive branch, a partisan breakdown of the legislature, term limits, an overview of the judicial branch, and more.
Jon Davis serves as CSG Midwest liaison for South Dakota. Please contact Jon with any questions you have or research assistance you need.
|Lieutenant Governor||Larry Rhoden|
|Secretary of State||Steve Barnett|
|Attorney General||Jason Ravnsborg|
|Seats: 35||Seats: 70|
|Democrat: 3||Democrat: 8|
|Republican: 32||Republican: 62|
|Average Constituency Size: 23,262||Average Constituency Size: 23,262|
|Length of Term: Two years||Length of Term: Two years|
|Term Limit: Four consecutive two-years terms||Term Limit: Four consecutive two-years terms|
|Highest Court||South Dakota Supreme Court|
|Chief Justice||Steven Jensen|
|Number of Justices||5|
|Method of Selection||Gubernatorial appointment from nominating commission|
|Method of Retention||Retention election|