Kristi Noem

Born:November 30, 1971 (age 52)
Career:South Dakota Governor, 2019-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-2019
South Dakota House of Representatives, 2007-2010
State:South Dakota
Education:B.A., South Dakota State University

Kristi Noem was sworn in a governor of South Dakota on Jan. 5, 2019, the first woman to serve of governor of that state. Previously, Noem served as the U.S. representative for South Dakota's at-large congressional district from 2011-2019.

Noem was born November 30, 1971, in South Dakota. While she was attending college at Northern State University in Aberdeen, Noem's father's death in a farming accident forced her to return to home to run the family's ranch. While serving in Congress, Noem took classes at South Dakota State University and in 2011, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science.

In 2006, Noem was elected as the 6th District representative to the South Dakota House of Representatives, a position she held until she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010.

For information on Noem's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation during her time in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (n.d.). Noem, Kristi (1971-). Retrieved on June 3, 2020, from

Ballotpedia (n.d.). Kristi Noem. Retrieved on June 3, 2020, from


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