About Governor Noem
Kristi Noem is a leader consistently challenging the status quo and working hard to make South Dakota stronger for the next generation. Kristi grew up on a farm and ranch in Hamlin County, South Dakota.
From the time she could walk, she worked beside her dad on the ranch and especially enjoyed working with horses and cattle.
In 2006, Kristi was elected to serve her hometown and surrounding district as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives, and in 2010, she earned the opportunity to serve as South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Now serving as South Dakota’s 33rd governor, Kristi is focused on bringing in South Dakota’s next big industry in order to create high-paying technology careers. She is working to strengthen families. She is committed to enhancing education, advancing agriculture, combating the meth epidemic, and bolstering mental health resources. Her approach to the role is simple – be the most connected governor our state has ever had.