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| Rapid City, South Dakota, United States|Craig Tieszen Wikipedia
Craig Tieszen (born October 24, 1949) is an American politician and a Republican member of the South Dakota Senate representing District 34 since January 2009. Tieszen was a volunteer for the Peace Corps and served as the chief of police for the Rapid City Police Department.
2012 Tieszen was challenged in the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary but won with 2,115 votes (79.33%) and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 8,283 votes.
2008 When District 34 incumbent Republican Senator Royal McCracken was term limited and left the seat open, Tieszen won the June 3, 2008 Republican Primary with 1,640 votes (60.67%) and won the November 4, 2008 General election with 7,914 votes (70.29%) against Democratic nominee Gary Hargens.
2010 Tieszen was unopposed for both the June 8, 2010 Republican Primary and the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 7,136 votes.