The House, with 70 seats, offers more opportunities for new members to be elected. A total of 28 — 22 Republicans and six Democrats — are serving for the first time.
Gary Cammack of Union Center; Blaine Campbell of Rapid City; Scott Craig of Rapid City; Scott Ecklund of Brandon; Don Haggar of Sioux Falls; Leslie Heinemann of Flandreau; Timothy Johns of Lead; Dan Kaiser of Aberdeen; Isaac Latterell of Tea;
Mark Mickelson of Sioux Falls; Herman Otten of Tea; Lee Qualm of Platte; Kyle Schoenfish of Scotland; Jim Stalzer of Sioux Falls; Mike Stevens of Yankton; Dick Werner of Huron; and Steve Westra of Sioux Falls; and the five new women, Duvall, Erickson, Hajek, May, Rasmussen.
New Democratic members of the House this year are Troy Heinert of Mission; Scott Parsley of Madison; Ray Ring of Vermillion; and the three new women, Hawks, Soli and Tyler.
Several former legislators are returning to the House after a break. In addition to Bartling, the others are Jim Peterson, D-Revillo; and Tim Rounds, R-Pierre.
Peterson has previously served in the House and the Senate. Rounds served eight years in the House and took a two-year break because he was term-limited.
Overall, the House this year will have 53 Republicans and 17 Democrats. The Senate will have 28 Republicans and seven Democrats.