Kristi Noem (b. November 30, 1971) is the Republican Representative for the United States House of Representatives from South Dakota. She was first elected in 2010, defeating incumbent Democrat Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. She is Pro-life, a rancher, a mother of three, a hunter and a conservative who represents South Dakota state House of Representatives since 2006. Right before being elected to Congress served as the Assistant Majority Leader.  Kristi Noem and her family lives on a ranch where they raise Angus cattle and show Quarter Horses. Noem has worked the family farm for 17 years, owned and operated a hunting operation, and helped manage the family restaurant.
Kristi Noem has become a fundraising star for the GOP, raising more campaign cash than any other Republican challenger for U.S. House. 
|“||My experiences as a wife, mother, farmer, rancher, small business owner, and South Dakotan have taught me fundamental truths that will ensure I will remain steadfast in my resolve to do the people’s will.||”|
- Kristi Noem: Another Republican Fundraising Star is Born, Dakota Voice, October 12, 2010