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South Dakota

The state of South Dakota has two senators in the United States Senate and one representatives in the United States House of Representatives.

Senators

Each state in the United States elects two senators, regardless of the state’s population. Senators serve six-year terms with staggered elections. Americans in the United States’s six territories do not have senators.

South Dakota’s senators are:

John Thune
Senior Senator

John Thune

Republican
Since Jan 4, 2005
Next Election in 2022
Mike Rounds
Junior Senator

Mike Rounds

Republican
Since Jan 6, 2015
Next Election in 2020

Representatives

The United States is divided into 435 congressional districts, each with a population of about 710,000 individuals. Each district elects a representative to the House of Representatives for a two-year term. Representatives are also called congressmen/congresswomen. Americans in the United States’s six territories are represented in the House of Representatives by an additional six non-voting delegates.

South Dakota’s one representative, called an “at-large” representative because they represent the entire state, is:

Kristi Noem
At Large

Kristi Noem

Republican
Since Jan 5, 2011
(Current term ends Jan 3, 2019)

Map of Congressional Districts