Kristi Noem is a Representative from South Dakota. Born in Watertown, South Dakota in 1971, she earned her B.A. from South Dakota State University in 2011. She was a farmer, rancher, and a member of the South Dakota state house of representatives from 2007-2010. She was elected as a Republican to the 112th and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 2011-present).