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  Rounds, Michael "Mike"
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2010-07-01  
 
NameMichael "Mike" Rounds
Address
Pierre, South Dakota , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born October 24, 1954 (63 years)
ContributorDFWDem
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 16, 2017 04:44pm
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoMichael Rounds was sworn in as South Dakota’s 31st governor on January 7, 2003. Mike Rounds is committed to working with South Dakotans to make the state a better place to live, work, and raise a family. He believes South Dakota's children are its most valuable resource and that every child in the state should receive a quality education.

Governor Rounds is encouraging South Dakotans to make healthy choices that lead to longer, healthier lives, and he has initiated an effort in state government to help state employees make healthy choices. He is encouraging every South Dakotan to follow this lead.

From 1990 to 2000, Republican Mike Rounds was elected to serve South Dakota for five terms in the state Senate and to represent District 24, including Pierre and the surrounding areas. In 1994, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a post he held for six years.

Mike, the oldest of 11 children, was born in Huron, S.D., and is a lifelong resident of Pierre. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree in political science from South Dakota State University in Brookings and met his wife, Jean, of Lake Preston, while attending the university. The two were married in 1978 and have four children – Christopher and his wife, Lindsay, Brian, Carrie, and John.

Governor Rounds is part owner of Fischer, Rounds & Associates Inc., an insurance and real estate agency with offices in Pierre, Mitchell, Rapid City and Brandon. He has previously served as board president of the Oahe YMCA, vice president of the Home and School Association of St. Joseph School, president of the Pierre-Ft. Pierre Exchange Club and exalted ruler of the Pierre Elks Lodge. He is also a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church of Pierre, the Knights of Columbus, and Ducks Unlimited.

The governor is a licensed pilot with multi-engine and instrument ratings. He enjoys playing racquetball with his buddies and hunting in his spare time with his sons and his lab, Brandy. In the summer, you’ll often find him and his family boating and camping on the Missouri River.

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JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 61.00% ( 0.0) 28.00% ( 0.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
09/08/2010-09/08/2010 Rasmussen Reports 66.00% ( 3.0) 32.00% ( 3.0) 3.00% ( 2.0)
08/03/2010-08/03/2010 Rasmussen Reports 69.00% ( 5.0) 29.00% ( 5.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
07/06/2010-07/06/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 1.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
06/10/2010-06/10/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 1.00% ( 0.0)
06/10/2010-06/10/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 3.0) 35.00% ( 2.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
05/26/2010-05/26/2010 Rasmussen Reports 61.00% ( 3.0) 37.00% ( 2.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
03/25/2010-03/25/2010 Rasmussen Reports 64.00% ( 7.0) 35.00% ( 7.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
02/23/2010-02/23/2010 Rasmussen Reports 71.00% ( 15.0) 28.00% ( 15.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
12/10/2009-12/13/2009 Public Policy Polling 55.00% ( 0.0) 32.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
10/09/2014-10/11/2014 Harper Polling 46.00% ( 0.0) 51.00% ( 0.0) 3.00% ( 0.0)
09/26/2014-09/29/2014 Public Policy Polling 41.00% ( 10.0) 51.00% ( 17.0) 8.00% ( 7.0)
08/11/2014-08/13/2014 Public Opinion Strategies (R) 56.00% ( 0.0) 31.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
05/06/2014-05/10/2014 Survey USA 45.00% ( 0.0) 35.00% ( 0.0) 20.00% ( 0.0)
03/18/2013-03/19/2013 Public Policy Polling 51.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 15.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
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EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Jan 29, 2005 12:00am News Rounds asks service clubs to help circulate ballots  Article None Entered 
Mar 09, 2004 12:00am News South Dakota Governor Vetoes Abortion Ban  Article karin1492 
Aug 05, 2003 12:00am Amusing S. Dakota governor retracts honor for G. Gordon Liddy  Article Servo 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.25000 Average

FAMILY

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RACES
  01/03/2017 Environment Committee - Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Armed Services Committee - Seat 6 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Banking Committee - Seat 8 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Environment Committee - Seat 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Armed Services Committee - Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Banking Committee - Seat 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2014 SD US Senate Won 50.37% (+20.86%)
  06/03/2014 SD US Senate - R Primary Won 55.54% (+37.29%)
  11/07/2006 SD Governor Won 61.69% (+25.56%)
  06/06/2006 SD Governor- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 SD - Governor Won 56.77% (+14.84%)
  06/04/2002 SD Governor R Primary Won 44.34% (+14.80%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
SD US President - R Primary - Jun 07, 2016 R Mike Huckabee
US President - R Primaries - Jun 07, 2016 R Mike Huckabee
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Mike Huckabee