Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

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Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
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U.S. House, South Dakota, District At large
Former member
In office
June 1, 2004 – January 3, 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sGeorgetown University
J.D.Georgetown University Law Center
Date of birthDecember 3, 1970
Place of birthHoughton, South Dakota
ReligionLutheran – ELCA
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was a Democratic representative of the 1st District of South Dakota.



On November 2, 2010, Noem won election to the United States House of Representatives. She defeated Stephanie Herseth Sandlin and B. Thomas Marking in the general election.[1]

U.S. House of Representatives, South Dakota Congressional At-large District Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKristi L. Noem 48.1% 153,703
     Democratic Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Incumbent 45.9% 146,589
     Independent B. Thomas Marking 6% 19,134
Total Votes 319,426

Voting Record

Frequency of Voting with Democratic Leadership

According to a July 2010 analysis of 1,357 votes cast from January 1, 2009 to June 16, 2010, Rep. Herseth-Sandlin has voted with the House Democratic leadership 92.1% of the time.[2] That same analysis reported that she also voted with party leadership 89.4% of the time in 2010.

Washington Post Analysis

A separate analysis from The Washington Post concluded that she votes 92.2% of the time with the majority of rank-and-file Democrats in the House of Representatives.[3]