Kristi Noem is a prominent American politician of the Republican party, currently serving as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota. She is also the first woman to be elected Governor of South Dakota. She has held office since 2019.
The South Dakota governor weighs in on the growing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Noem is an ardent vaccine skeptic and explicitly refuses to follow the guidance of experts regarding the Covid 19 pandemic. She also refused to enact any of the public health safety protocols in South Dakota, like face mask mandates and social distancing.
Kristi Noem bashes the Biden administration in CPAC 2022 speech
Kristi Noem was one of the major speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando this year. She talked about the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict and called out President Biden’s response to the crisis as “weak”.
“If we ever needed a reminder that leadership matters, the last 48 hours have shown us what happens when America projects weakness. And that’s what President Biden has done.”
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem spoke at the 2022 CPAC Conference on February 24, 2022, where she criticized President Joe Biden
“A strong American president who put their citizens first would take a few actions right away: They’d restart and expedite the Keystone XL Pipeline immediately. They’d reopen federal lands to drilling and oil and natural gas exploration and revoke the bans on oil and gas leases in the Outer Continental Shelf.”
“They’d hit Putin where it actually hurts: by enacting heavy sanctions on the Russian energy sector.”
Personal and net worth Information of Kristi Noem
Kristi Noem was born on November 30, 1971, and is 50 years of age. She married Bryan Noem in 1992 and has three children.
Her parents are Ron and Corinn Arnold. She is a Protestant by religion and she and her family attended a Foursquare Church in Watertown, South Dakota, as of 2018.
Kristi Noem’s net worth is estimated between $ 5 million and $ 10 million. Her annual stipulated salary as Governor of South Dakota is around $120,000.
Early Life and Education Kristi Noem
Noem was born in Watertown, South Dakota, and was raised by her parents. She spent her early years at her family’s ranch and farm with her siblings in Hamlin County. She graduated from Hamlin High School in 1990 and attended Northern State University from 1990 to 1994.
She lost her father to a farm machinery accident after which Noem started taking classes at the Watertown campus of Mount Marty College and at South Dakota State University, and online classes from the University of South Dakota.
Kristi Noem Political career
Kristi Noem’s career in mainstream politics started in 2006 when she won a seat as a Republican in the South Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 6th district (comprising parts of Beadle, Clark, Codington, Hamlin, and Kingsbury counties), with 39% of the vote. She was re-elected in 2008.
In 2010, Noem ran for South Dakota’s at-large seat in the U.S. House of Representatives and defeated South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson and State Representative Blake Curd with 42 % of the vote. Noem was re-elected 3 times in 2012, 2014, and 2016.
Kristi Noem announced her candidacy for the Governor of South Dakota elections on November 12, 2021, and was sworn in as governor of South Dakota on January 5, 2019. She has held office as the Governor of South Dakota to date.
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