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Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.)

  • District: Senior Senator from South Dakota
  • Residence: Aberdeen
  • Born: December 28, 1946; Canton, S.D.
  • Religion: Lutheran
  • Family: Wife, Barbara Johnson; three children
  • Education: U. of South Dakota, B.A. 1969 (government); U. of South Dakota, M.A. 1970 (government); Michigan State U., attended 1970-71 (political science); U. of South Dakota, J.D. 1975
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: S.D. House, 1979-83; S.D. Senate, 1983-87; U.S. House, 1987-97; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
  • Elected: Elected: 1996 (3rd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Agriculture; Defense; Energy-Water; Interior-Environment; Military Construction-VA - Chairman; Transportation-HUD); Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs - Chairman; Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; Public Lands, Forests and Mining; Water & Power); Indian Affairs
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State Information: South Dakota

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general (U.S. senator) Tim Johnson (D) 237,889 62.5%
Joel Dykstra (R) 142,784 37.5%
2002 general (U.S. senator) Tim Johnson (D) 167,481 49.6%
John Thune (R) 166,957 49.5%
Kurt Evans (LIBERT) 3,070 0.9%
1996 general (U.S. senator) Tim Johnson (D) 166,533 51.3%
Larry Pressler (R) 157,954 48.7%
1994 general (SD-AL representative) Tim Johnson (D) 183,036 59.8%
Jan Berkhout (R) 112,054 36.6%
Ronald Wieczorek (I) 10,832 3.5%
1992 general (SD-AL representative) Tim Johnson (D) 230,070 69.1%
John Timmer (R) 89,375 26.8%
Ronald Wieczorek (I) 6,746 2%
Robert J. Newland (LIBERT) 3,931 1.2%
Ann Balakier (I) 2,780 0.8%
1990 general (SD-AL representative) Tim Johnson (D) 173,814 68%
Don Frankenfeld (R) 83,484 32%
1988 general (SD-AL representative) Tim Johnson (D) 223,759 72%
David Volk (R) 88,157 28%
1986 general (SD-AL representative) Tim Johnson (D) 171,462 59%
Dale Bell (R) 118,261 41%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 44.74% John McCain: 53.16%
2012 : 39.87% : 57.89%
2004 John Kerry: 38% George W. Bush: 60%
2000 Al Gore: 38% George W. Bush: 60%
1996 Bill Clinton: 43% Robert Dole: 46%
1992 Bill Clinton: 37% George H. W. Bush: 41%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 47% George H. W. Bush: 53%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 37% :

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