Kristi Noem is the governor of South Dakota, and she is trying relentlessly towards the betterment of the state since January 5, 2019. She is the state of South Dakota’s 33rd governor. Kristi is both anti-Abortt and a protester and campaigned for the rights of those who lacked them. Noem is trying hard to bring a change in society and the perspective of people, although, quite often she faces hurdles.
On November 30, 1971, Kristi was born. Kristi Noem was born in Watertown, South Dakota, to Ron and Corinne Arnold, and grew up on their family ranch and farm in rural Hamlin County with her brothers. In March 1994, Noem’s father died in a farm tractor accident, a month before Noem’s daughter, Kassidy, was born. The family property was expanded by Noem, who built a hunting lodge and a restaurant. Her siblings returned to help with the business expansion. Noem won the South Dakota Snow Queen title after graduating from Hamlin High School in 1990.
She says the experience helped her improve her public speaking and marketing skills. Noem attended Northern State University from 1990 to 1992 after graduating from high school. She married Bryon Noem in Watertown, South Dakota, in 1992, at the age of 20, after dropping out of college early. Noem studied coursework at Mount Marty College in Watertown and South Dakota State University after her father died, as well as online programs from the University of South Dakota, from which she graduated in 2011.
Kristi Noem Career
She was a member of the Republican Party and served in the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 6th district from 2007 to 2011. She was the U.S. Representative for South Dakota’s at-large congressional district from 2011 to 2019. In 2018, Noem was elected governor. Noem was elected to represent the South Dakota House of Representatives in 2006 (comprising parts of Beadle, Clark, Codington, Hamlin, and Kingsbury counties, but not including Watertown). She was elected with 39 percent in 2006. In 2008, she was re-elected to a second term with 41% of the vote. During the COVID-19 epidemic, house orders were issued, like Anthony Fauci and Joe Biden’s policies. According to a CPAC straw poll, 4% of attendees want Noem to run for president in 2024, placing her third after Trump and Ron DeSantis.
Another poll revealed that if Trump doesn’t, 11% of participants want her to run for president, putting her second after DeSantis. Noem signed S.B.124 on March 10, 2021. The proponents of the bill stated it was designed to protect churches from closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it was altered to be broader, bringing condemnation from civil rights organizations claiming it would allow discrimination against LGBTQ+ individuals, women, and minority religions. This bill, mirroring Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s 2015 bill, was the first legislation to restore religious freedom signed into law in six years. Noem said on Twitter on March 8 that she will sign H.B. 1217, the Women’s Fairness in Sports Bill, banning transgender athletes from participating in or competing against high school women and college sports teams. Some law enemies worry it will drive away businesses and the state money.
Kristi Noem Biography
|Real Name||Kristi Lynn Noem|
|Birth Date||30 November 1971|
|Age (as of 2021)||49 Years|
|Birth Place||Watertown, South Dakota, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 58 kg – in Pounds – 128 lbs|
|Shoe Size||7 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Hamlin High School|
|College||South Dakota State University , Northern State University|
|Who is her husband?||Bryon Noem|
|Children||Three (Kassidy, Kennedy & Booker Noem)|
Bryon Noem has been Noem’s husband since 1992. Kassidy Noem, Booker Noem, and Kennedy Noem are their three children. Noem and her family live in Castlewood, South Dakota, on the Racota Valley Ranch. In Watertown, South Dakota, her family joins a Foursquare Church.
Recently, she became a trending topic and a matter of discussion as she was accused of having extramarital affair with Corey Lewandowski. A reporter named “Pedro Gonzalez” published a story in which he made some serious allegations and in reply, she denied all such and called it total garbage. She said,
“These rumors are total garbage and a disgusting lie. These old, tired attacks on conservative women are based on a falsehood that we can’t achieve anything without a man’s help. I love Bryon. I’m proud of the God-fearing family we’ve raised together. Now I’m getting back to work.”
In reply to this, Pedro tweeted,
“Hi Noem, please tag me next time.
Which rumors? That you caved to Amazon, the chamber of commerce, and the NCAA on a transgender sports bill? That you used your office to strong-arm and force a woman to retire to get your daughter a job? Or the allegations about Lewandowski?”
Kristi Noem Net Worth
She is the first female who bears the responsibility of South Dakota’s Mayor. Kristi’s annual net worth is $174,000, which she earned during her political career as the governor of South Dakota.
- Noem advocated for legislation to combat human trafficking and enslavement.
- She sponsored legislation in 2011 to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from receiving financing for stricter air pollution regulations for coarse particles.
- In the first quarter of 2011, Noem was one of the top freshmen Republicans in PAC fundraising, raising $169,000 from PACs and holding at least 10 events in Washington.
- Noem signed a bill into law on January 31, 2019, that removed the necessity for a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
- Noem signed a bill in February 2021 that limited civil responsibility for some COVID-19 exposures. Unless COVID-19 exposure was caused by gross negligence, recklessness, or willful wrongdoing, the bill exempts health care professionals and other businesses, including those providing personal protective equipment, from lawsuits.