500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
Secretary of State
In his first attempt seeking public office, the citizens of South Dakota elected Steve to the office of State Auditor on November 2, 2010. In 2018, Steve ran for and won office as South Dakota’s Secretary of State.
Steve is the grandson of the late Joe Barnett, Sr. who served as Speaker of the House and Republican Majority Leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives during his 19 years in public office.
Steve and Nicole have three children: Emma, Henry, and William.. In his free time, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, pheasant and waterfowl hunting, and participating in triathlons.