Governor Kristi Noem
- 33TH GOVERNOR OF SOUTH DAKOTA
- SWORN IN: JANUARY 5, 2019
- FIRST TERM
- NEXT ELECTION: NOVEMBER 2022
- Union County Fatal Crash November 27, 2022NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. ? One person died early Saturday morning in a vehicle-pedestrian crash that occurred north of North Sioux City.
- Offender Trevor Chipps placed on escape status November 24, 2022Offender Trevor Chipps left his community assignment in Rapid City without authorization Nov. 23 and failed to return to the Rapid City Minimum Center at the scheduled time.
- South Dakota Transportation Commission Awards Economic Development Grants November 23, 2022The South Dakota Transportation Commission awarded a total of $3.5 million in economic development grants this week for infrastructure improvements for some of South Dakota?s smaller communities and agri-business development.
- Spearfish Driver Licensing Exam Station Moves to New Location November 23, 2022PIERRE, S.D. ? Effective Wednesday, Nov. 30, the South Dakota Driver Licensing exam station in Spearfish will be at a new location.
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.