John Thune has been a U.S. Senator from South Dakota since 2004. He was previously in the U.S. House of Representatives, but became a Senator after serving one term. He’s currently serving his third term in the Senate and is the Majority Whip for the 116th Congress, replacing John Cornyn after his limited term expired.
Like his Republican colleagues in the Senate, he stands by the same viewpoints. He was part of a group of 13 Senators who drafted the bill to repeal and replace the ACA, despite push-back from Democratic Senators and even American citizens.
Thune is also a strong supporter of the second amendment and gained national attention after the 2017 Las Vegas shooting over comments he made:
“A lot of us want to do everything we can to prevent tragedies like that from happening again. You know, it’s an open society. And when somebody does what he wants to do, it’s going to be hard to prevent anything. But I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions. To protect themselves. And in situations like that, you know, try to stay safe. As somebody said, get small.”
But aside from his controversial comments and views, what about his personal life? Specifically, who is John Thune's wife and what kind of family do they have? Here are 4 details you should know about Kimberley Thune.
1. They’ve been married over 30 years.
A post shared by Senator John Thune (@senjohnthune) on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:48pm PST
The couple wed in 1984.
2. They have two kids.
A post shared by Senator John Thune (@senjohnthune) on Oct 31, 2018 at 6:00pm PDT
They are parents to two grown daughters, Brittany and Larissa. And they also have three grandchildren from their children.
3. She’s in business.
Kimberley works as a business development executive at Sanford Health Plan in Sioux Falls.
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4. They live in South Dakota.
A post shared by Senator John Thune (@senjohnthune) on Jun 26, 2016 at 1:47pm PDT
Though John travels to Washington when the Senate is in session, the family resides in Sioux Falls, SD. According to John, “My wife does come out periodically and spend some time out here with me while we’re in session. But the family lives in South Dakota and we really keep that our center of gravity.”
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