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U.S. Senate delegation from South Dakota

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from South Dakota.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from South Dakota are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
John Thune
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, South Dakota 2005January 3, 2017November 8, 2016LinkThomas A. Daschle (D)
Tim Johnson
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, South Dakota 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkLarry L. Pressler (R)

Election history


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Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.

2008
On November 4, 2008, Johnson won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Joel Dykstra in the general election.[1]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Johnson Incumbent 62.5% 237,889
     Republican Joel Dykstra 37.5% 142,784
Total Votes 380,673

2002
On November 5, 2002, Tim Johnson won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated John Thune (R) and Kurt Evans (L) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTim Johnson incumbent 49.6% 167,481
     Republican John Thune 49.5% 166,949
     Libertarian Kurt Evans 0.9% 3,071
Total Votes 337,501

Class III

Senators in Class III were elected to office in the November 2010 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class III terms run from the beginning of the 112th Congress on January 3, 2011, to the end of the 114th Congress on January 3, 2017.

2010
On November 2, 2010, Thune won re-election to the United States Senate. He ran unopposed in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Thune Incumbent 100% 227,947
Total Votes 227,947

2004
On November 2, 2004, John Thune won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Tom Daschle (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, South Dakota General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Thune 50.6% 197,848
     Democratic Tom Daschle 49.4% 193,340
Total Votes 391,188

Historical members

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from South Dakota
Party Total
     Democratic 7
     Republican 19
Total Senators 26
Class 2 Senators from South Dakota
Senator Years Served Party
Richard F. Pettigrew 1889-1901 Republican
Robert J. Gamble 1901-1913 Republican
Thomas Sterling 1913-1925 Republican
William H. McMaster 1925-1931 Republican
William J. Bulow 1931-1943 Democratic
Harlan J. Bushfield 1943-1948 Republican
Vera C. Bushfield 1948-1948 Republican
Karl E. Mundt 1948-1973 Republican
James G. Abourezk 1973-1979 Democratic
Larry L. Pressler 1979-1997 Republican
Tim Johnson 1997-Present Democratic
Class 3 Senators from South Dakota
Senator Years Served Party
Gideon C. Moody 1889-1891 Republican
James H. Kyle 1891-1901 Republican
Alfred B. Kittredge 1901-1909 Republican
Coe I. Crawford 1909-1915 Republican
Edwin S. Johnson 1915-1921 Democratic
Peter Norbeck 1921-1936 Republican
Herbert E. Hitchcock 1936-1938 Democratic
Gladys Pyle 1938-1939 Republican
J. Chandler Chan Gurney 1939-1951 Republican
Francis H. Case 1951-1962 Republican
Joseph H. Bottum 1962-1963 Republican
George S. McGovern 1963-1981 Democratic
James Abdnor 1981-1987 Republican
Thomas A. Daschle 1987-2005 Democratic
John Thune 2005-Present Republican

See also

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