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Steve Livermont

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Steve Livermont
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
2017–2021
Preceded byKevin Killer
Succeeded byLiz Marty May
Personal details
Born (1955-12-13) December 13, 1955 (age 65)
Nationality Oglala Lakota
 United States
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceMartin, South Dakota

Steve Livermont (born December 13, 1955) is a Native American politician and rancher, who served as a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 27th district from 2017 until 2021.[1] He chose not to seek reelection in 2020. During his time in the legislature, he was the only Native American Republican present in the State House, until 2018 when Republican Tamara St. John, a Sisseton Sioux, was elected. He lives in Martin.

Electoral History

In 2016, Incumbent Represnative Kevin Killer decided to run for the South Dakota Senate leaving one of the two seats open in district 27. Livermont and Incumbent Representative May were unopposed in the June Republican Primary.

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate
Republican Liz Marty May (Incumbent)
Republican Steve Livermont

In the 2016 District 27 General Election, Livermont and May faced Democrats Red Dawn Foster and State Senator Jim Bradford, as well as Independent Everette McKinley. The election ended with Incumbent May taking the first seat and Livermont taking the second.

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 General Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Liz Marty May (Incumbent) 2,905 25.97%
Republican Steve Livermont 2,847 25.45%
Democratic Red Dawn Foster 2,612 23.35%
Democratic Jim Bradford 2,471 22.09%
Independent Everette McKinley 351 3.14%

In 2018, Incumbents Liz Marty May and Steve Livermont decided to run again and were unopposed the June Republican Primary.

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 Republican Primary, 2018
Party Candidate
Republican Liz Marty May (Incumbent)
Republican Steve Livermont Incumbents

In the 2018 District 27 General Election, Livermont and May will face Democrats Margaret Ross and Perri Pourier .

South Dakota House of Representatives, District 27 General Election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % +%
Republican Liz Marty May (Incumbent) '
Republican Steve Livermont (Incumbent)
Democratic Margaret Ross
Democratic Perri Pourier

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References

  1. ^ "SDLRC - Steve Livermont". Sdlegislature.gov. December 13, 1955. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  2. ^ https://ballotpedia.org/Steve_Livermont
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