Joel Dykstra

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Joel D. Dykstra
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 16th district
In office
Personal details
Born (1958-02-13) February 13, 1958 (age 60)
Canton, South Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Vicki
Profession CEO of Global Services Group, Inc.

Joel D. Dykstra was a Republican member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, who represented the 16th District from 2003 to 2009. His district included Lincoln and Union counties.

In 1980 Dykstra graduated from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a degree in Business Management. Dykstra has three daughters and one granddaughter. He and his family lived in Europe for nine years while Dykstra worked for Lasmo Energy.

In 2007, Dykstra announced his candidacy for United States Senate, vying for the seat then held by incumbent Senator Tim Johnson (D). Dykstra was defeated on November 4, 2008, when Senator Johnson held onto his Senate seat by a margin of approximately 62.5% to 37.5%.[1]

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  1. ^ Peter Harriman. "Johnson drubs Dykstra". Argus Leader. Archived from the original on July 15, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2008. 

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Party political offices
Preceded by
John Thune
Republican nominee for United States Senator from South Dakota
(Class 2)

Succeeded by
Mike Rounds