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Steven McCleerey

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Steven McCleerey
Member of the
South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
January 13, 2015 – January 12, 2021
Serving with Tamara St. John
Preceded bySusan Wismer
Succeeded byJennifer Healy Keintz
Personal details
BornSisseton, South Dakota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationSouth Dakota State University

Steven McCleerey is an American politician and farmer who served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives for the first district. Elected in 2015, McCleerey serves as Assistant House Democratic Leader.[1]

Early life and education

McCleerey was born and raised in Sisseton, South Dakota. He attended South Dakota State University, where he studied Agriculture.[2]


Prior to entering politics, McCleerey worked as a grain farmer. McCleerey took office on December 13, 2015, and represents the first district with Republican Tamara St. John.[3][4] McCleerey is a member of the South Dakota Democratic Party.[5] He endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 United States presidential election and Joe Biden in the 2020 United States presidential election.[6][7] McCleerey is a member of the House Committee on Commerce and Energy, Military and Veterans Affairs, Retirement Laws, and State Affairs.


  1. ^ "SDLRC - Representative Steven D. McCleerey - 2019". Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  3. ^ "South Dakota Democrats elect legislative leadership". AP NEWS. 2018-11-20. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  4. ^ "Steven McCleerey". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  5. ^ kathryn. "Elected Officials". South Dakota. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  6. ^ "June 2, 2016 Press Release South Dakota Legislators Endorse Hillary Clinton for President". Retrieved 2020-04-18.
  7. ^ "10 South Dakota Leaders Endorse Joe Biden for President". 2020 Presidential Campaign Blog. Retrieved 2020-04-18.
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