Senator John Thune

Junior Senator from South Dakota, Republican

Top Industries
#IndustryYr AmountCareer Amount
3Securities & Investment$350,552$1,392,220
5Real Estate$299,007$1,130,970
6Lawyers/Law Firms$257,768$966,536
7Leadership PACs$226,227$1,015,600
9Commercial Banks$206,781$654,019
10Health Professionals$205,635$985,474
35Telecom Services & Equipment$66,550$66,550
36Telephone Utilities$66,050$66,050
Top Donors 2014
#DonorYr AmountCareer Amount
1Sanford Health$38,827$45,027
2Blue Cross/Blue Shield$37,500$62,800
3US Bancorp$32,150$51,400
4Poet LLC$31,850$31,850
5Xcel Energy$30,650$30,650
6Crow Holdings$27,550$47,050
7Guardian Life Insurance$25,750$25,750
8JPMorgan Chase & Co$25,500$51,341
9UBS AG$25,050$52,773
10Norfolk Southern$25,000$25,000

Bio Information

THUNE, John, (1961 - ) Senate Years of Service: 2005- Party: Republican THUNE, John, a Senator and a Representative from South Dakota; born in Pierre, Hughes County, S. Dak., January 7, 1961; graduated from Jones County High School, S. Dak., 1979; B.S., Biola University, La Mirada, Calif., 1983; M.B.A., University of South Dakota, Vermillion, S. Dak., 1984; executive director, South Dakota state municipal league; board of directors, National League of Cities; staff, United States Senator James Abdnor of South Dakota 1985-1986; South Dakota state Republican party executive director 1989-1991; director, South Dakota state railroad division 1991-1993; director, South Dakota state municipal league 1993-1996; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1997-January 3, 2003); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eighth Congress in 2002, but was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate; elected as a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2004; reelected in 2010 for the term ending January 3, 2017; vice-chair, Republican Conference (2009); chair, Republican Policy Committee (2009-2012); chair, Republican Conference (2012-).

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