Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) biography

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Sen. John Thune (R-SD)

3rd term Republican from South Dakota.


Residence: Sioux Falls

Marital Status: Married (Kimberley)

Prev. Occupation: Lobbyist, Association Executive

Prev. Political Exp.: US House, 1997-2003; US Senate, 2005-present

Education: BS Biola University, 1983; MBA University of South Dakota, 1984

Birthdate: 01/07/1961

Birthplace: Pierre, SD

Religion: Protestant

Percentage in Last Election: 72%

Major Opponent: Jay Williams


Current Elected Office Contact Information

Contact Sen. John Thune via Web Form.


Washington, D.C. Office:

511 Dirksen Senate Office Building,
District of Columbia 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2321
Fax: (202) 228-5429

Sioux Falls Office: (more district offices)

5015 South Bur Oak
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57108
Phone: (605) 334-9596



Current Elected Office Staff Members:

  • Chief of Staff: Ryan Nelson
  • Scheduler: Johanna Scheich
  • Press Secy.: Katie Lingle
  • Child/Family Issues LA: Adam Wek
  • Trade LA: Joseph Boddicker
  • Budget LA: Adam Wek
  • Legis. Dir.: Jessica McBride
  • Comm. Dir.: Ryan Wrasse
  • Education LA: Jon Abdnor
  • Labor LA: Danielle Janowski
  • Telecomm LA: Alex Sachtjen
  • Transportation LA: Chance Costello
  • Commerce LA: Chance Costello
  • Government Affairs LA: Jon Abdnor
  • Space - NASA LA: Chance Costello
  • Animal Welfare LA: Ryan Donnelly
  • Animal Welfare LA: Lynn Tjeerdsma



Current Elected Office Key Votes:

These are our key votes and this is how Sen. John Thune voted on our issues. Click on each heading to sort.

Status Name of Legislation Date Voted Score
A Motion to Recede and Amend the Bill; Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 11/08/2007 Nay Not Scored

P = Passed Voted For Us= Voted With Us
A = Agreed To Voted Against= Voted Against Us
R = Rejected Not Scored= Not Scored
C = Confirmed Ineligible to Vote= Ineligible to Vote
F = Failed

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Current Elected Office Bills:

Here is Sen. John Thune's cosponsorship status on our key legislation. Send Sen. John Thune a message by clicking in the "Send Message" column.

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Bill Name Cosponsor? Send Message
S.1021 - 'A bill to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and for other purposes. No Send Message to Sen. John Thune
S.250 - 'A bill to amend the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 to improve th... No Send Message to Sen. John Thune


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