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Lee Qualm

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Lee Qualm
Majority Leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives
In office
January 10, 2017 – January 12, 2021
Preceded byBrian Gosch
Succeeded byKent Peterson
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 21st district
In office
January 11, 2013 – January 12, 2021
Preceded byJames Schaefer
Succeeded byRocky Blare
Personal details
Born (1954-02-23) February 23, 1954 (age 67)
Platte, South Dakota, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationMitchell Technical Institute
WebsiteCampaign website

Lee D. Qualm[1] (born February 23, 1954) is an American politician who served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from January 11, 2013 to January 12, 2021.[2][3]


  • 2012 When District 21 incumbent Republican Representative James Schaefer redistricted to District 26, Qualm and appointed Representative David Scott ran unopposed for the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary; in the four-way November 6, 2012 General election, former Democratic Senator Julie Bartling took the first seat and Qualm took the second seat with 4,421 votes (27.07%) ahead of Representative Scott and Democratic nominee Gary Coleman.[4]
  • 2010 When District 21 incumbent Republican Representatives Thomas Deadrick was term limited and retired and left a District 21 seat open, Qualm ran in the three-way June 8, 2010 Republican Primary but lost to incumbent Representative Kent Juhnke and James Schaefer, who went on to win the four-way November 2, 2010 General election against Democratic nominees David Reis (a perennial candidate who had sought legislative seats in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2008) and Norm Cihak.


  1. ^ "Lee Qualm's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Representative Lee Qualm". Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.sdlegislature.gov/legislators/historical_listing/LegislatorDetail.aspx?MemberID=3864
  4. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
South Dakota House of Representatives
Preceded by
Brian Gosch
Majority Leader of the South Dakota House of Representatives
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