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Last updated 5:06 PM Mar 4, 2021

Sen. Duane Ankney

Representing SD 20
Colstrip, Custer, Forsyth, Worden

Ankney previously served in the House in 2013, 2011, 2009, and 2007, as well as the Senate in 2019, 2017, and 2015.

SD 20 election results

Last in-cycle for Senate election in 2018. House seats are elected every two years, Senate seats every four.

General election vote, 2018

Ran unopposed

Party primary vote, 2018

Ran unopposed

Governor vote in district, 2020

(R) GIANFORTE(D)(L)77%19%
Won by 57% (7,209 votes)

Voting statistics

Of 602 Senate floor votes involving bills:
95%With majority of Senate lawmakers
93%With majority of GOP caucus
68%With majority of Dem. caucus
Ankney has been absent or excused for 102 votes.
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Bills sponsored

SR 34: Confirm Governor's appointees to the Board of Hard Rock Mining Impact
From Duane Ankney (R)Bill text
Became Law
SR 35: Confirm Governor's appointees to the Coal Board
Became Law
SR 36: Confirm Governor appointees to Pacific NW Electric Power & Conservation Planning
Became Law
SR 37: Confirm Governor appointees to Boards of Oil and Gas Conservation
Became Law
SB 63: Establish wind and solar development ground lease for state trust lands
Second chamber
In committee
SB 84: Generally revise consumer committee laws
Second chamber
In committee
SB 85: Generally revise taxation of renewable energy
First chamber
Tabled in committee
SB 86: Generally revise obligations and conditions for property impacted by coal
First chamber
In committee
SB 87: Revise coal-fired power/water-right owner legal responsibilities
Second chamber
In committee
SB 88: Establish requirements for coal-fired power plant maintenance
First chamber
In committee
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Committee assignments

  • Senate Natural Resources
  • Senate Energy and Telecommunications - Chair
  • Joint Natural Resources and Transportation - Majority Vice Chair
  • Senate Finance and Claims

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