Mike Rounds is President and CEO of Fischer, Rounds & Associates Inc., an insurance and real estate agency. From 1991 to 2000, he served five terms in the South Dakota State Senate as a Republican. In 1995, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader, a post he held for six years. As Governor, he launched several initiatives that were designed to attract and expand businesses, create jobs, better educate youth, and improve the quality of life in South Dakota. He currently serves as a member of the Governors’ Council at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Rounds announced that in 2014 he will run for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Democrat Tim Johnson.