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South Dakota Elected Officials

Local Government
Governor Dennis Daugaard
Lieutenant Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Matt Michels
Secretary of State
Secretary of State - Elected
Hon. Jason Gant
Attorney General
Attorney General
Marty J. Jackley,

State Legislature

SD U.S. Senate
Senator THUNE, JohnParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1961
Senator THUNE, John

a Senator and a Representative from South Dakota; born in Pierre, HughesCounty, S. Dak., January 7, 1961; graduated from Jones County High School,S. Dak., 1979; B.S., Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., 1983; M.B.A., Universityof South Dakota, Vermillion, S. Dak., 1984; executive director, SouthDakota state municipal league; board of directors, National League of Cities;staff, United States Senator James Abdnor of South Dakota 1985-1986; SouthDakota state Republican party executive director 1989-1991; director, SouthDakota state railroad division 1991-1993; director, South Dakota state municipalleague 1993-1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth andto the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003); was not acandidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but was anunsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected as a Republican tothe U.S. Senate in 2004; reelected in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017;vice-chair, Republican Conference (2009); chair, Republican Policy Committee(2009-2012); chair, Republican Conference (2012-).

Senator JOHNSON, Timothy Peter (Tim)Party affiliation: Democrat ; Year of Birth: 1946
Senator JOHNSON, Timothy Peter (Tim)

A Senator and a Representative from South Dakota; born in Canton, S.Dak.,December 28, 1946; attended public schools; B.A., University of South Dakota1969; M.A., 1970; post-graduate studies, Michigan State University 1970-1971;J.D., University of South Dakota 1975; budget advisor, Michigan Senate1971-1972; began the practice of law in Vermillion, S.D., in 1975; member,South Dakota House of Representatives 1979-1982; member South Dakota Senate1983-1986; Clay County deputy State’s attorney 1985; elected as a Democratto the One Hundredth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January2, 1997); not a candidate for reelection to the House of Representativesin 1996; elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002, andagain in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on Banking,Housing and Urban Affairs (One Hundred Twelfth and One Hundred ThirteenthCongresses).

SD U.S. House
Representative NOEM, KristiParty affiliation: Republican ; Year of Birth: 1971
Representative NOEM, Kristi

A Representative from South Dakota; born in Watertown, S.Dak., November30, 1971; graduated from Hamlin High School, Hayti, S.Dak., 1990; attendedMount Marty College, Yankton, S.Dak.; attended Northern State University,Aberdeen, S.Dak., 1990-1992; B.A., South Dakota State University, Brookings,S.Dak., 2011; farmer; rancher; member of the South Dakota state houseof representatives, 2007-2010; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Twelfthand to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2011-present).

Website: http://noem.house.gov
Phone: 202-225-2801 -- Congressional District : AtLarge

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