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Angie Buhl O'Donnell
Angie Buhl.jpg
South Dakota State Senate District 15
In office
Term ends
January 13, 2015
Years in position 4
Minority Whip
Base salary$12,000/two-year term
Per diem$110/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Dakota, 2007
Date of birthJanuary 19, 1985
Place of birthAberdeen, SD
Office website
Angie Buhl O'Donnell (b. January 19, 1985) is a Democratic member of the South Dakota State Senate, representing District 15. Buhl O'Donnell was first elected to the chamber in 2010. She currently serves as Minority Whip.


Buhl O'Donnell earned her B.S. in Music and Psychology from the University of South Dakota. She has spent her professional career becoming a consultant for non-profit advocacy organizations.[1]

Buhl O'Donnell used Buhl as her last name until she married Jacob O'Donnell. Reports indicate that she initially planned on continuing to use Buhl as her last name.[2] However, her senate website lists her as "Buhl O'Donnell."[3]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Buhl O'Donnell served on the following committees:

South Dakota Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Energy
Government Operations and Audit


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Buhl O'Donnell served on the following committees:



See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2014

The general elections for the office of South Dakota State Senate took place on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Angie Buhl was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Buhl was unopposed in the general election.[4][5][6]


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2012

Buhl O'Donnell won re-election in the 2012 election for South Dakota State Senate District 15. Buhl O'Donnell ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 5 and defeated Kathy Miles (I) in the general election on November 6.[7]

South Dakota State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAngie Buhl Incumbent 54.8% 2,973
     Independent Kathy Miles 45.2% 2,455
Total Votes 5,428


See also: South Dakota State Senate elections, 2010

Buhl O'Donnell defeated incumbent Kathleen Miles in the Democratic primary election for the 15th District Seat on June 8, 2010. Buhl O'Donnell received 398 votes while Miles received 276.[8] Miles was seeking her second term in the Senate. The general election took place on November 2, 2010. No other candidate ran in this district, thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, Buhl is guaranteed victory in the general election.

Across the country in 2010, state senate elections were held in 43 states. 1,167 state senate seats were at stake. In all 1,167 state senate districts with an election in 2010, only 19 challengers (12 Democrats and 7 Republicans) defeated an incumbent state senator. Buhl O'Donnell was one of the 12 Democratic challengers who defeated an incumbent Democratic state senator.

South Dakota State Senate, District 15 (General Election)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Angie Buhl (D) 2,856 100.00%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Angie Buhl is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Angie Buhl raised a total of $66,342 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 26, 2013.[9]

Angie Buhl's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Dakota State Senate, District 15 Won $37,109
2010 South Dakota State Senate, District 15 Won $29,233
Grand Total Raised $66,342


Angie Buhl won re-election to the South Dakota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Angie Buhl raised a total of $37,109.


In 2010, Buhl O'Donnell raised a total of $29,233 in campaign funds.[10] Her top contributors were:

Donor Amount
ACTBLE South Dakota $10,196
Warner PAC $3,000
Equality South Dakota $2,000
ACTBLUE $1,650


Buhl married Jacob O'Donnell on December 21, 2012.[2] She was the first openly LGBT individual elected to any state office in South Dakota.[11]

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Preceded by
Kathleen Miles (D)
South Dakota State Senate District 15
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