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Christine Marie Erickson[2] (born January 29, 1978) is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she has been an at-large member of the Sioux Falls City Council since 2014. She was previously a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing District 11 from 2013 to 2014.

Christine Erickson
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 11th district
In office
January 11, 2013 – May 20, 2014
Serving with Jim Stalzer
Preceded byLora Hubbel
Succeeded byMark Willadsen
Personal details
Born (1978-01-29) January 29, 1978 (age 41)
Rapid City, South Dakota
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Tony Erickson[1]
RelativesAdam Vinatieri (brother)[1]
ResidenceSioux Falls, South Dakota
Alma materNational American University
University of Sioux Falls



In 2012, when incumbent Republican Representative Lora Hubbel ran for South Dakota Senate and left a District 11 seat open, Erickson ran in the four-way June 5, 2012 Republican Primary and placed first with 539 votes (31.2%) ahead of incumbent Representative Mark Willadsen; in the four-way November 6, 2012 General election, Erickson took the first seat with 5,685 votes (30.93%) and fellow Republican nominee Jim Stalzer took the second seat ahead of Democratic former Representative Darrell Solberg and Jim Larson,[3] who had run for the seat in 2010.

In 2014, Erickson ran for the at-large B seat of the Sioux Falls City Council, when Jim Entenman chose not to seek re-election. She defeated her Democratic challenger Denny Pierson by 17,489 votes (65%) to 9,470 (35%).[4] She resigned her District 11 seat after the election,[5] and her vacancy was filled by Willadsen, who was appointed by Governor of South Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, to finish her term.[6] In 2018, she defeated Nick Weiland 67% to 33%.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Sky's the limit for fast-rising Erickson". Argus Leader. July 24, 2015.
  2. ^ "Christine Erickson's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  3. ^ "Official Results General Election November 6, 2012". Pierre, South Dakota: Secretary of State of South Dakota. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  4. ^ "Erickson earns term over Pierson in At-large B council race". April 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "State Representative Erickson Resigns To Assume Position On Sioux Falls City Council". May 14, 2014.
  6. ^ "South Dakota Agency Owner to Fill Vacant House Seat". June 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Transparency fuels At-Large City Council victory for Brekke, Erickson defeats Weiland". April 11, 2018.

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