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Sen. Mike Rounds [R, SD]
South Dakota


Marion Michael "Mike" Rounds was born in Huron, South Dakota on October 24th 1954. The eldest of eleven siblings, he has spent his entire life in South Dakota. Governor Rounds has spent his career in the private sector building a successful insurance and real estate business with offices in Pierre, Rapid City, Watertown, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls. Mike Rounds earned a bachelor's degree in political science from South Dakota State University where he met his wife, Jean Vedvei. Together they have four children—Christopher, Brian, Carrie Jo and John. They are also proud grandparents of five grandchildren. From 1991 to 2000, Gov. Rounds was elected to five terms in the South Dakota State Senate. In 1995, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a post he held for 6 years. Mike Rounds was sworn-in as South Dakota's 31st governor on January 7, 2003, and re-elected in 2006.


D.O.B 10/24/1954
Rank junior
Location South Dakota
Office 502 Hart Senate Office Building
Party Republican
Phone 202-224-5842

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