Jim Bradford

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Jim Bradford
Member of the South Dakota Senate
from the 27th district
Assumed office
January 13, 2009
Preceded by Theresa Two Bulls
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
January 9, 2001 – January 13, 2009
Succeeded by Kevin Killer
Ed Iron Cloud III
Personal details
Born (1933-10-18) October 18, 1933 (age 81)
Political party Democratic (2000-2008, 2010-)
Republican (2008-2010)
Residence Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Profession educator

James Arnold "Jim" Bradford (born October 18, 1933) is a teacher, politician and Democratic member of the South Dakota Senate, representing the 27th district since 2009. He first was elected to office in the South Dakota House of Representatives.


Bradford had a career as a public school teacher before deciding to run for office.

Political career[edit]

Bradford was first elected to office as a Democratic member of the state House of Representatives.

In 2008, he switched parties to the Republican Party after having lost the Democratic Primary to the incumbent senator Theresa Two Bulls. No Republican opposed him, and he narrowly won the election over Two Bulls by 277 votes. A year after winning re-election to the state senate, Bradford switched back to the Democratic Party.

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