Champions of Change
Senator Buhl O’Donnell, 28, is in her second term in the South Dakota State Senate, serves as the minority caucus chair, and is the first openly LGBT person elected to any office in the state. Senator Buhl O'Donnell has a background in non-profit work, and has advocated for LGBT South Dakotans, as well as for women, Native Americans, workers, low-income families, domestic violence and sexual assault victims. A proud 4th generation South Dakotan, Senator Buhl O'Donnell represents the heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota's largest city, where she resides with her husband, Jacob.