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Kristi Noem
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33rd Governor of South Dakota
Assumed office
January 5, 2019
Lieutenant Larry Rhoden
Preceded by Dennis Daugaard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Dakota's at-large district
In office
January 3, 2011 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Succeeded by Dusty Johnson
Member of the South Dakota House of Representatives
from the 6th district
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 11, 2011
Preceded by Art Fryslie
Succeeded by Burt Tulson
Personal details
Born
Kristi Lynn Arnold

November 30, 1971 (1971-11-30) (age 48)
Watertown, South Dakota, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Bryon Noem
Children 3
Education South Dakota State University (BA)

Kristi Lynn Noem (/nm/; née Arnold, November 30, 1971) is an American politician. Noem is the 33rd and current Governor of South Dakota since 2019. She was the U.S. Representative for SD's At-large congressional district from 2011 to 2019.

Noem is a member of the Republican Party. She was the Republican nominee for Governor of South Dakota in the 2018 gubernatorial election and won the election in November 2018 beating Billie Sutton.

In August 2013, conservative Newsmax magazine named Noem among the "25 most influential women in the GOP".


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