Joel Dykstra

Joel Dykstra REPRepublican

American politician

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Joel DykstraREPRepublican American politician
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Joel D. Dykstra (born February 13, 1958) is an American businessman and politician who served as a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, who represented the 16th District from 2003 to 2009. His district included Lincoln and Union counties. In 1980 Dykstra graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a degree in Business Management. Dykstra has three daughters and one granddaughter. He and his family lived in Europe for nine years while Dykstra worked for Lasmo Energy. In 2007, Dykstra announced his candidacy for United States Senate, vying for the seat then held by incumbent Senator Tim Johnson (D). Dykstra was defeated on November 4, 2008, when Senator Johnson held onto his Senate seat by a margin of approximately 62.5% to 37.5%.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Oral Roberts University
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Board Member
Canton School District
2000 - 2002
Adams Thermal Systems
2004 - Current
Chief Executive Officer
South Dakota Ag Producer Ventures
2000 - 2004
Business Development Director
Hegg Companies
1999 - 2000
Chief Executive Officer
London and Scottish Marine Oil Company Italy
1995 - 1999
International Business Coordinator
London and Scottish Marine Oil Company plc, London
1990 - 1995
Business Consultant
Other Experience1 - 9 of 9
South Dakota State University Anaerobic Digester Project Advisory Board
2006 - Current
Canton Rotary Club
2000 - Current
Council Member
Redeemer Free Lutheran Church
1999 - Current
Governor's Energy Task Force
2004 - 2005
Economic Development Coordination Advisory Board
2004 - Current
Board Member
Genesis of Innovation for South Dakota Advisory Board
2002 - Current
Board Member
Lincoln County Economic Development Association
2000 - Current
Canton Economic Development Corporation
2000 - Current
Former Assistant Majority Leader
South Dakota State House of Representatives