John Thune

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Republican South Dakota

U.S. Senate (South Dakota Jr)


Family: Wife: Kimberley; 2 Children: Brittany, Larissa

Born: 01/07/1961 Pierre, SD

Home: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Religion: Protestant

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

Profession: Director, South Dakota Municipal League, 1993-1996 Director, State Railroad Division, 1991-1993 Congressional Aide, United States Senator Jim Abdnor, 1985-1986 Staff, United States Small Business Administration

Political: Senator, United States Senate, 2005-present Candidate, United States Senate, 2002 Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1997-2002 Executive Director, South Dakota Republican Party, 1989-1991 Former Republican Assistant Whip, United States House of Representatives

Congressional Membership: Chair, Republican Policy Committee Former Chief Deputy Whip/Former Vice-Chair, Republican Conference

Organization Membership: Board of Directors, National League of Cities


Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry


Commerce, Science and Transportation


Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

Subcommittee on Communications and Technology

Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet

Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion

Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs, Insurance, and Automotive Safety

Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance

Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure

Subcommittee on Energy, Science and Technology

Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness

Subcommittee on Production, Income Protection and Price Support

Subcommittee on Rural Revitalization, Conservation, Forestry and Credit

Subcommittee on Science and Space

Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Innovation

Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight