Kristi Noem Bio, Career, Age, Education, Family, Politics and Net Worth

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Who is Kristi Noem?

Kristi Noem (Kristi Lynn  Noem) is an American politician, serving as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota. She has been serving in that position since 2019, in addition, she is a member of the Republican Party.

Prior to being the governor, she was serving as the  US Representative for South Dakota at-large congressional district, a position she held from 2011 to 2019. Moreover, Kristi has also served as a member of the South Dakota House of Representatives for the 6th District from 2007 to 2011. Krist was elected as the governor for the first time in 2018, and she is the first woman to be elected as a governor in the history of Dakota.

Being a Republican she was elected as a Trump supporter and has continuously supported his agenda. Moreover, she has remained hands-off when it came to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Noem did not enforce face mask regulations, she questioned the usefulness of mask-wearing. In addition, Kristi promoted big meetings without social distance or mask-wearing. She also went ahead questioned public health experts’ advice.

A Photo of Kristi Noem
A Photo of Kristi Noem


Political Career

Serving as House of Representatives

She was elected for the first time as a South Dakota Representative in 2006. She was representing the 6th District that consisted of Beadle, Clark, Codington, Hamlin, and Kingsbury Counties. Kristi won the 2006 election with 39% of the voter cast. Moreover, in 2008, she was re-elected to a second term this time around with 41%.

Kristi served as a member of the House of Representatives for four years, from 2007 to 2010. In addition, she was an Assistant Majority Leader during her last year. Furthermore, she supported proposals in 2009 and 2010 to decrease the compulsory schooling age in South Dakota to 16, after it had been increased to 18 in 2008. Regarding this matter, she stated that mandating school attendance until the age of 18 has not been demonstrated to enhance graduation rates.


How Old Is Kristi Noem?

She was born on November 30th, 1971, and currently, she is aged 49 years old.

Kristi Noem Family

Who are Noem’s Parents?

She was born in Watertown South Dakota to Ron and Corinne Arnold.

Does She Have Siblings?

She has siblings of whom they were raised together on their family ranch and farm in rural Hnlim County.

Kristi Noem Education

She attended Hamlin High School, where she graduated in 1990. After that, she joined Northern State University from 1990 to 1992, however, didn’t graduate as she dropped and got married. She later enrolled in Mount Marty College and later the University of South Dakota.

Kristi Noem Husband

She is happily married to Bryon Noem, the two met while she was still in college.

Kristi Noem KIds

Together with her husband they have three kids and reside on the Racots Valley Ranch near Castlewood South Dakota.

US House of Representatives.

2010 elections

Kristi participates in the 2010 race for South Dakota’s at-large seat in the US House of Representatives. In addition, she managed to secure the Republican Party ticket with 42%. She defeated Chris Nelson, a South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson, and State Representative Blake Curd. Moreover, after winning the primary her opponent at the primary supported her in the general election.

Furthermore, Incumbent Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, Noem’s opponent, emphasized her own record of Democratic caucus independence, including votes against health care reform. In addition, she also voted against Wall Street bailouts and the cap-and-trade energy bill. In response, Noem frequently emphasized Herseth Sandlin’s support for Nancy Pelosi as House Speaker.

Moreover, Kristi managed to outraise Herseth Sandlin by $2.3 million to $2.1 million during the 2010 election campaign. Individual contributors provided 84% of Noem’s funding, while political action groups provided 56% for Herseth Sandlin. After a long race and tight competition, she defeated incumbent Sandlin with 48% to 46%.

2012 elections

After serving for one term she was again re-elected to a second term, defeating where she defeated Matthew Varilek with 57% to 43 % of the votes.

2014 election

In 2014, she was again re-elected for a third term, beating Corinna Robinson, a Democratic nominee with 67% to 33% of the votes.

2016 Election

As a result of her good work, she was elect again in 2016 to serve for a fourth term. She defeated Paula Hawks, a Democratic nominee with 64% to 36% of the vote cast.


In the history of South Dakota, she was the fourth woman elected to represent South Dakota in Congress. Furthermore, together with the new Senator of South Carolina, Tim Scott were elected by acclamation of the 2011 House of Republican 87-member freshman class as liaisons to the House Republican Leadership. This made her the second woman to be a member of House GOP leadership.

Furthermore, according to The Hill, her duty was to push the leadership to make major cutbacks to federal government expenditure. In addition, her role was also to assist Speaker John Boehner in managing the expectations of the rookie class. Moreover, Noem was listed as one of the 12 regional directors for the National Republican Congressional Committee. She was named during the 2012 election campaign in March 2011 by Republican Representative Pete Sessions of Texas.

Despite her being elected to Congress, Kristi continued taking online classes. The Washington Post nicknamed her Capitol Hill’s “most powerful intern” since she received college internship credits as a member of Congress. Moreover, in 2012, she graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.A. in political science.

During her tenure, she supported different bills including Foreign affairs, fundraising, immigration, and refugees. In addition, she was assigned to different committees including; Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, and  Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures.

Governor of South Dakota

2018 election

Kristi announced her candidacy to run for the governorship of South Dakota instead of seeking an election in congress on November 14th, 2016. During the Republican primary election, she defeated Marty Jackley, a South Dakota Attorney General in the June 5 Republican. She received 56% of the votes to 44 % of the votes. After that, she went on ahead to defeat Billie Sutton, a Democratic nominee in the general election with 51.0% to 47.6%.


Kristi took the oath of office as a governor of South Dakota on January 5th, 2019. She was the first woman to seat in that office.

Concealed Carry

Soon after, taking the office she signed a bill on 31st, January 2019 into law abolishing the permit requirement to carry a concealed handgun.


When it comes to marriages she vowed to safeguard religious liberty and conventional marriage as part of her Family First Initiative. In addition, Kristi referred to marriage as a “God-given relationship between one man and one woman,” and the Supreme Court’s ruling as an attempt to suppress people who hold conventional views.

Kristi Noem Height/ Measurement

Noem stands on an average height of 5ft and weighs 58kg.

Kristi Noem Net Worth

Being a successful politician for such a long time, her net worth is estimated to be over $ 20million.

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