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University of Sioux Falls|Scott Ecklund Wikipedia
Scott Wayne Ecklund (born October 3, 1955) is an American politician and a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives representing District 25 since January 11, 2013.2012 When incumbent Republican Representative Stace Nelson was redistricted to District 19 and left a District 25 seat open, Ecklund ran in the June 5, 2012 Republican Primary; in the four-way November 6, 2012 General election, incumbent Republican Representative Jon Hansen took the first seat and Ecklund took the second seat with 5,718 votes (30.90%) ahead of Democratic nominees Bill Laird and Janelle Smedsrud, who had replaced former Democratic Representative Oran Sorenson on the ballot after the primary.