Kristi Noem is currently the 33rd governor of South Dakota and has been serving the state since 2019. She is a proud member of the Republican party and she is the first female governor of South Dakota. She was born and raised in South Dakota and she was raised learning the value of hard work as her and her siblings worked on the family’s ranch and farm. Noem also attended North State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. She also married her husband in Watertown, South Dakota. Noem loves her state and knows South Dakota and its people better than anyone.
Noem also won the South Dakota Snow Queen title in 1990. She credited this experience as one that helped to shape her into a poised and confident leader. She also credits this experience to helping her become a better speaker.
She began her career in politics when she won a seat as a Republican in the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2006. She represented the 6th district She won with 39% of the vote and in 2008 she was reelected by an even greater margin with 41% of the vote.
She was also a member of the House State Affairs Committee and the House Taxation Committee. She served from 2007 until 2010 and was an assistant majority leader during her last year in 2010. She also continued to further her education during her time serving in congress by attending South Dakota University and she received her B.A. in political science.
In 2010, she ran for the state’s at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and she won the Republican primary and was able to beat her opponent by a 2 percent margin. In 2012, she was re-elected to a second term and in 2013 a third term. Her constituents were so impressed by her that in 2014 and 2016 she was re-elected to her third and fourth terms, respectively.
During her time in congress, she focused on helping to push leadership to make cuts to excessive federal government overspending. She called the budget deficit one of the most important issues facing congress and she sponsored H.J. Res. 2 which would require that spending for any fiscal year not exceed the total receipts. Noem wanted to make sure that government was spending responsibly and she worked to make sure that the democrats who were looking to raise taxes were kept in check.
Other issues that Noem has passionately supported is promoting legislation to combat human trafficking and sexual slavery. Noem recognized the sexual exploitation of women and children and she has been fighting to make sure that human trafficking does not claim any more victims in the United States. Noem is pro-life and has the full support of the Susan B. Anthony List. She also fully supports traditional marriages and believes that marriage is between a man and a woman.
In 2016, she announced that she was running for governor in 2018. She won and was sworn in on November 21st, 2019. In 2021 she announced that she was going to run for reelection and once again, she won against her opponent handily. In 2021, she spoke at the CPAC conference in Florida and again at the conference in 2022. In 2022, Noem spoke passionately about how Biden only projects weakness and how come 2024, America needs to step up and elect a leader that would take charge again. She also made excellent points regarding the importance of thinking for yourself and how important it is for conservatives to conserve the American way of life.