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John Thune's Biography

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Contact Information

5015 South Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD 57108

320 South 1st Street
Suite 101
Aberdeen, SD 57401

246 Founders Park Drive
Suite 102
Rapid City, SD 57701

511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Full Name:

John R. Thune

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Kimberley; 2 Children: Brittany, Larissa

Birth Date:

01/07/1961

Birth Place:

Murdo, SD

Home City:

Sioux Falls, SD

Religion:

Protestant

MBA, University of South Dakota, 1984

BS, Biola University, 1983

Minority Whip, United States Senate, 2021-present

Senator, United States Senate, South Dakota, 2005-present

Former Republican Assistant Whip, United States House of Representatives

Majority Whip, United States Senate, 2019-2021

Chair, Republican Conference, United States Senate, 2012-2018

Candidate, United States Senate, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2016

Chair, Republican Policy Committee, United States Senate, 2009-2012

Vice-Chair, Republican Conference, United States Senate, 2009

Representative, United States House of Representatives, South Dakota, District At-Large, 1997-2002

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, South Dakota, 1996, 1998, 2000

Member, Afterschool Caucus, present

Member, Air Force Caucus, present

Member, Bicameral Congressional Arthritis Caucus, present

Member, Bicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease, present

Member, Congressional Autism Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Border Security and Enforcement First Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Farmer Cooperative Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Fire Service Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Internet Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Nursing Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus, present

Member, Senate Anti-Methamphetamine Caucus, present

Member, Senate Anti-Terrorism Caucus, present

Member, Senate Biofuels Caucus, present

Member, Senate Community Pharmacy Caucus, present

Member, Senate Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Caucus, present

Member, Senate Friends of Norway Caucus, present

Member, Senate Multiple Sclerosis Caucus, present

Member, Senate National Guard Caucus, present

Member, Senate Rural Education Caucus, present

Member, Senate Rural Health Caucus, present

Member, Senate Western Caucus, present

Former Member, Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security Subcommittee, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, United States Senate

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Conservation, Forestry, and Natural Resources, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy

Former Chair, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Transportation and Safety, United States Senate

Staff, United States Small Business Administration

Director, South Dakota Municipal League, 1993-1996

Director, State Railroad Division, South Dakota, 1991-1993

Executive Director, South Dakota Republican Party, 1989-1991

Congressional Aide, United States Senator Jim Abdnor, 1985-1986

Member, Congressional Brain Injury Task Force, present

Member, Congressional Heart and Stroke Coalition, present

Member, Senate Cancer Coalition, present

Member, Senate Impact Aid Coalition, present

Member, Senate Republican Capital Markets Task Force, present

Member, Senate Republican High Tech Task Force, present

Member, Senate Steering Committee on Telehealth and Healthcare Informatics, present

Member, Senate Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood, present

Member, Board of Directors, National League of Cities

Former Chief Deputy Whip, Republican Conference

Executive Director, South Dakota State Municipal League

Astrological Sign:

Capricorn

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Spending Time with His Family, Pheasant Hunting, and Playing Basketball

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