Kristi Noem is an American politician who has served as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota since January 2019. She is the first woman to hold the position, as well as the first Republican woman to be elected governor in the United States. Before becoming governor, she was a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives from 2007 to 2011, and the South Dakota Senate from 2011 to 2019.
Kristi Noem was born on November 30, 1971, in Watertown, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm in rural Hamlin County, where she learned the value of hard work and self-reliance. She attended Hamlin High School, and later graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1994 with a degree in political science.
Noem has always been an active member of her community. She was the president of the South Dakota Future Farmers of America, and the president of the South Dakota 4-H Council. She was also a member of her church’s youth group and a member of the South Dakota National Guard.
Career and Achievements
In 2006, Noem was elected to the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 6th District. After serving two terms in the House, she was elected to the South Dakota Senate in 2010. In 2018, she was elected Governor of South Dakota, becoming the first female governor in the state’s history.
As governor, Noem has focused on creating a pro-business environment, strengthening the state’s economy, and reducing taxes. She has also worked to improve the state’s infrastructure and increase access to healthcare.
Noem is married to Bryon Noem, and they have three children. She is an active member of her church and enjoys spending time with her family. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and riding horses.
Noem is also active on social media, and she has a large following on Instagram. Her posts often feature her family, her work, and her travels.
Kristi Noem is a dedicated public servant who has dedicated her career to improving the lives of South Dakotans. She is a role model for women in politics, and she continues to be an inspiration to many.