Angie Buhl

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Angie Buhl-O'Donnell
Member of the South Dakota Senate
from the 15th district
Assumed office
January 2011
Preceded by Kathy Miles
Personal details
Born (1985-01-19) January 19, 1985 (age 32)
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Jacob O'Donnell
Residence Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Alma mater University of South Dakota

Angie Buhl-O'Donnell is an American politician from Sioux Falls, South Dakota who serves in the South Dakota Senate. She has represented the 15th district in Minnehaha County as a Democrat since January 2011.

A fourth generation South Dakotan, Buhl was born in Aberdeen and raised in Yankton. An adoptee, her parents were small business owners. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2007 with a degree in psychology and music.[1]

In 2010, Buhl-O'Donnell ran against incumbent state senator Kathy Miles, a fellow Democrat. In the primary election held on June 8, 2010, Buhl-O'Donnell received 398 votes while Miles earned only 276.[2] Buhl was therefore nominated and, since no Republicans or independents had filed, she won the general election unopposed.[3] She took office in January 2011. Buhl was re-elected in 2012 for a second term.[4]

Buhl-O'Donnell is openly bisexual and was the first LGBT member of the South Dakota Legislature.[5] Her 2012 re-election campaign won the support of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.[6] Her husband is Jacob O'Donnell.


  1. ^ "About Angie". Angie Buhl for State Senate. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Election Night Results - 2010 primary election". South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Election Night Results - 2010 general election". South Dakota Secretary of State. 2010-11-02. Archived from the original on 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Election: Democrats gain two Senate seats". Argus Leader. Archived from the original on 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2012-11-10. 
  5. ^ Reese, Phil. "2012 proving busy year for Victory Fund". Washington Blade. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Angie Buhl: State Senate, District 15 South Dakota". The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 

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