District 13 House

Dear Neighbor,

My name is Mark Mickelson and I’m running to serve you in the State House of Representatives for District 13.


In the Legislature, I will be a strong voice for South Dakota and Sioux Falls. My philosophy of state government is a body that promotes jobs and economic development primarily by having business-friendly laws and regulations.

I’m passionate about working to maintain and improve the business and job opportunities available to our children. If our children choose to live and work here, they should not be required to forgo professional development or income opportunities that would be available to them in locations outside the region.

Leading up to the November 8th general election, I’ll be knocking on doors, making phone calls, hosting information sessions, and chatting over coffee with voters like yourself.

I plan to work hard to earn your vote and I hope I can count on your support November 8th.

G. Mark Mickelson


About Mark

Mickelson Family


Mickelson Family
  • Mark and his wife Cynthia are proud parents of George (17), David (15), and Charlie (12). The boys keep them active at Patrick Henry Middle School and Lincoln High School, as well as related activities.
  • Members of St. Mary Catholic Church and the YMCA.
  • Mark’s family has a tradition of civic duty and leadership in South Dakota.


  • Brookings High School (1984)
  • University of South Dakota (1988)
  • Harvard Law School (1993)


  • Successful small business owner (Mickelson & Company)
  • Certified public accountant (inactive)
  • Licensed attorney

Public Service

  • South Dakota House of Representatives

    2013-Current member

  • Speaker Pro Tempore


  • House Judiciary Committee


Organization & leadership

  • Sioux Falls Development Foundation (past chair) / Forward Sioux Falls Board (past member)
  • South Dakota Board of Economic Development (past member)
  • Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary (past president)
  • USD Foundation (past board member)
  • Sioux Falls Area of Chamber of Commerce Board
  • South Dakota Community Foundation (past board chair)
  • Sioux Falls YMCA (past board member)
  • Ducks Unlimited (lifetime member)
  • Pheasants Forever (member)
  • American Association of Short-Line and Regional Railroads

The Issues

These are my critical priorities for Sioux Falls and the region in the state legislature.

Key Legislation


Conflicts of Interest


  • Sponsored legislation to provide local government additional tools when considering value-added agricultural permits: Bill 1140 (2016)

Fiscal Responsibility & Government Efficiency

  • Sponsored legislation leading to the repeal of an ineffective and outdated economic development program leading the state to recovering $35 million in potential liabilities: Bill 1070 (2014)


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Mark is energized and anxious to meet the people of District 13. Stop by to say hello and chat at these events.