The front steps, dome & rotunda of the South Dakota State Capitol building in Pierre, South Dakota. South Dakota has always been a GOP stronghold. 10-Republicans and a Populist were elected as governor of the state, before the first democrat, William J. Bulow, of Beresford became governor. Besides Bulow, Berry, Herseth, Kneip & Wollman are Dems who have served.
South Dakota U S Senator John Thune, with wife family, including daughters, Brittany Larissa. The Thune family is in membership with the Central Baptist Church in Sioux Falls, SD. John, an outstanding basketball player, in his youth.
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at Pro - LIFE rally, speaking at the capitol in Saint Paul. The 39th Governor's wife is Mary. Pawlenty's have 2-daughters, Anna & Mara, both have attended Minnehaha (Christian) Academy, in South Minneapolis.
Former South Dakota Governor, the late Archie Gubbrud of rural Alcester, The Gubbrud Library is housed in the Public Library near the Lincoln County Courthouse in Canton, SD; son, John a long-time, Alcester-Hawarden, Iowa attorney. Daughter, Linda, a former date of Leroy, the youngest maternal uncle of Daniel.