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South Dakota:
Under God, the People Rule

Governor Kristi Noem

Governor Kristi Noem is a wife, a mother, and a lifelong rancher, farmer and small business owner.

In 2010, after serving in the South Dakota legislature for several years, Noem was elected to serve as South Dakota's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, in addition to many other successes, Governor Noem helped pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which put $2,400 back in the pockets of the average South Dakota family.

In 2018, with the platform of protecting South Dakotans against tax increases, government growth, federal intrusion, and government secrecy, she was elected as South Dakota's first-ever female Governor.

As Governor, Noem has respected the rights of her people by trusting them to exercise their personal responsibility to make the best decisions for themselves, their loved-ones, and – in turn – their communities. This approach has been most evident in her response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Governor Noem never ordered a single business or church to close and never issued a statewide shelter-in-place order.

Despite all of this, Governor Noem often says that her greatest accomplishment is raising her three children, Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker, with her husband Bryon. All have a deep love for their family and an even deeper love for the Lord.

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
South Dakota's 33rd Governor Kristi Noem

Quick Facts

Education

  • Hamlin High School
  • South Dakota State University

Public Service

  • SD House of Representatives (6th District): 2007-2011
  • US House of Representatives: 2011-2018

Husband: Bryon
Children: Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker

SD State Seal KEEPING TAXES LOW • LIMITING GOVERNMENT REGULATION
• FIGHTING GOVERNMENT INTRUSION • KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN AND HONEST