Paul TenHaken

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Paul TenHaken
Mayor of Sioux Falls
Assumed office
May 15, 2018
Preceded byMike Huether
Personal details
Born (1977-11-13) November 13, 1977 (age 41)
Sioux Center, Iowa, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationDordt College (BA)
University of Sioux Falls (MBA)
WebsiteOfficial website

Paul TenHaken is an American businessman, website developer, and Mayor of Sioux Falls, South Dakota since May 15, 2018.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

TenHaken attended Dordt College and received his degree in Graphic Design in 2000. He attended the University of Sioux Falls and received an MBA in 2004.

Business career[edit]

Before taking office in 2018, TenHaken established a reputation in the Midwest as a leader in the marketing technology sector. After spending many years in executive marketing positions, TenHaken founded Click Rain in 2008, a marketing technology agency in Sioux Falls that is recognized as a leader in the industry for innovative product offerings and a unique workplace culture. TenHaken was named one of Entrepreneur magazine's Top 10 Emerging Entrepreneurs as well as South Dakota Young Entrepreneur of the Year. TenHaken is also the co-founder of the Dispatch Project, a non-profit that organizes overseas mission opportunities for business leaders. His efforts have received accolades from Entrepreneur Magazine, When Work Works, Inc. Magazine, and Sioux Falls Business Journal.[2]

Mayor of Sioux Falls[edit]

Paul TenHaken was the leader in the April 10th election, and won the May 1 run-off election with 62.7% of the vote.[3]


  1. ^ Sneve, Joe. "TenHaken's transition into mayor's office centers on repairing relationships". Argus Leader. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  2. ^ Source, Secondary. "Executive Profile of Paul Ten Haken". Bloomberg. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  3. ^ Sneve, Joe. "TenHaken elected mayor: 'Voters sent a loud and clear message'". Argus Leader. Retrieved 14 May 2018.