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Sen. John Thune, R-S.D.

Senator (3rd term)



Leadership: Assistant Majority Leader
Political Highlights: S.D. Republican Party executive director, 1989-91; S.D. railroad director, 1991-93; U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2003; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, 2002
Born: January 7, 1961; Pierre, S.D.
Residence: Sioux Falls
Religion: Protestant
Family: Wife, Kimberley Thune; two children
Education: Biola U., B.S. 1983; U. of South Dakota, M.B.A. 1984
Elected: 2004
Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Conservation, Forestry & Natural Resources; Nutrition, Agricultural Research & Specialty Crops; Rural Development & Energy); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation & Space; Communications, Technology, Innovation & the Internet - Chairman; Manufacturing, Trade, & Consumer Protection; Transportation & Safety); Finance (Health Care; International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Taxation & IRS Oversight - Chairman)

Roll Call Vitals

House Seniority: 18th ranked Senate Republican

Election History

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