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Rep. William “Bill” Janklow

Former Representative for South Dakota’s At-Large District

Janklow was the representative for South Dakota’s at-large district and was a Republican. He served from 2003 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. William “Bill” Janklow [R-SD, 2003-2004]


Janklow faced an allegation of, on August 16, 2003, committing vehicular manslaughter. On Dec. 8, 2003, convicted. On Jan. 20, 2004, he resigned.

Dec. 8, 2003 Convicted.
Jan. 20, 2004 Resigned.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Janklow sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (29%) Crime and Law Enforcement (21%) International Affairs (21%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Taxation (14%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Janklow recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Missed Votes

From Jan 2003 to Jan 2004, Janklow missed 121 of 678 roll call votes, which is 17.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.9% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Jan 2004. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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