Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

Stephanie Marie Herseth Sandlin is an American attorney, university administrator, and politician from the Democratic Party. She served in the United States House of Representatives for from 2004 until 2011. Sandlin was first elected to Congress in a special election on July 12, 2004 and was re-elected three times before losing her seat in Congress to Republican Kristi Noem in 2010. She was the youngest female member of the House, and the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from South Dakota. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has 136 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1992 Speech as a Student for the Georgetown University. The year with the most videos was 2005 with 36 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 4,905 views per program. Most appearances with Tim P. Johnson (7), John Thune (5), Allen Boyd (5). Most common tags: South Dakota, House of Representatives, Base Closings.

Appearances by Title:c. April 3, 1992 - Present Student, Georgetown University

Videos: 1


U.S. Representative, D-SD June 1, 2004 - January 4, 2011 Videos: 129 U.S. Representative Candidate, South Dakota
c. October 22, 2002 - c. November 5, 2002 Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Prayer Service for George McGovern

    Prayer Service for George McGovern

    Family, friends, and colleagues of former Senator George McGovern (D-SD) attended a memorial prayer service in his honor.…

  • South Dakota At-Large House Debate

    South Dakota At-Large House Debate

    Representative Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D) and Kristi Lynn Noem (R) participated in a debate on various issues in their campaign…

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House debated several measures related to federal lands and health care issues, including a bill to establish the…

  • House Session, Part 1

    House Session, Part 1

    The House debated several bills under suspension of the rules.

  • House Session

    House Session

  • House Session

    House Session

    The House passed a measure honoring the victims of the Washington oil refinery fire. They also recognized the life and work…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

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Past Elections

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