Gov. Kristi Noem is kicking off her 2022 re-election campaign with more than $10 million raised since the last election.
The governor says she’s running for a second term to continue making improvements.
Noem says she’s raised more than $10 million since 2018, which is an unusually large amount for a gubernatorial candidate in South Dakota, especially with a year remaining before the general election.
Kennedy Noem, one of Gov. Noem’s daughters, is her finance director. Kennedy Noem is obtaining a master’s degree in business from Belmont University and previously worked for her mother’s administration.
The campaign operations director, Madison Sheahan, previously worked as a policy analyst for the governor and on Trump’s campaign.
Noem says her accomplishments so far include embracing fiscal responsibility, protecting freedom, fighting intrusion from the federal government, and investing in education, healthcare, broadband and career opportunities.
Noem is the first person to declare a candidacy for next year’s gubernatorial race.