Governor Kristi Noem
- 33TH GOVERNOR OF SOUTH DAKOTA
- SWORN IN: JANUARY 5, 2019
- FIRST TERM
- NEXT ELECTION: NOVEMBER 2022
- Board of Education Standards meeting postponed August 19, 2022The next meeting of the South Dakota Board of Education Standards has been postponed and a new meeting date will be announced soon.
- Traffic to be Reduced to One Lane in Both Directions on Pierre/Fort Pierre Bridge August 19, 2022The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) says that traffic over the John C. Waldron Memorial Bridge, connecting Pierre and Fort Pierre, will be reduced to one lane in both directions for the next several months.
- Gov. Noem Announces Pay Increases for Correctional Security Officers August 18, 2022PIERRE, S.D. ? Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced immediate pay increases for correctional security officers at the South Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC).
- Lt. Governor Larry Rhoden Announces STEM Award for Lakota Tech High Schoo August 18, 2022Pine Ridge Reservation, SD ? Today, Lt. Gov. Larry Rhoden announced that Lakota Tech High School will receive an award for its STEM programming from the National Lieutenant Governors? Association Lt. Governors? STEM Scholarship Program! NLGA awarded the school $1,000 as part of a national call for applications for funding STEM programming and curriculum in […]
Kristi Noem was elected in November 2018 as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota. Kristi is a wife, a mother, and a lifelong rancher, farmer and small business owner, who will bring her experiences to Pierre to improve education and workforce training, take on the drug crisis, improve mental health, and increase transparency – all without raising taxes or making government too big.
Kristi was born and raised in rural Hamlin County in northeastern South Dakota. After a family tragedy, Kristi took over the family’s farm and ranch, stabilizing the operation and providing leadership when it was needed most. An avid hunter, she later started a hunting lodge as well.
Kristi continues to live on the farm and ranch with her husband, Bryon, and three children: Kassidy, Kennedy, and Booker.
In 2006, Kristi was elected as the 6th District Representative to the South Dakota House of Representatives. During her second term, Kristi was elected to leadership by her peers, serving as Assistant Majority Leader.
By 2010, the day-to-day challenges South Dakotans faced were primarily at the hand of a broken federal government. Kristi’s commitment to common sense values earned her the opportunity to serve as South Dakota’s lone Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. During her time in Congress, Kristi helped to pass a Farm Bill, which included strong livestock disaster and crop insurance programs. She also led the way to crack down on human trafficking, improve school meal regulations, and fight back against an overreaching federal government. Her work helped to triple the size of the Black Hills National Cemetery, increase support for the Lewis & Clark Rural Water Project, and protect the Hot Springs VA from closure. In 2015, Kristi earned a seat on the Ways & Means Committee, largely considered the most powerful committee in Congress. There, she played a key role in writing and passing historic tax cut legislation that put $2,400 back in the pockets of the average South Dakota family.
Kristi is a graduate of South Dakota State University, where she earned her degree during her first term in Congress.