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A Look at the Candidates: Rep. Kristi Noem Seeks Fourth Term

Monday, November 7, 2016 14:43
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Come Election Day, voters will not only decide the next president of the United States, but a number of other state and local races as well.

Leading up to November 8, we are taking a closer look at some of those candidates.

“When I first ran for congress I was focused on making sure there was people in Washington D.C. that were normal, everyday people that knew some of the struggles that people in South Dakota were facing.”

Six years ago, Representative Kristi Noem threw her hat into the ring to represent South Dakota in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Noem narrowly beat out incumbent Stephanie Herseth Sandlin with 48% of the vote to earn her first term.

A landowner, rancher, and native of rural America, Noem set her sights on being a strong voice for agriculture.

As a member of the Ag committee, she touts her work on the farm bill as one of her greatest congressional accomplishments.

“Definitely the last farm bill we put together worked very well for the state of South Dakota. I had worked on authorizing and authoring some livestock disaster programs, that if you remember, in 2013 we had winter storm Atlas that had hit, and we didn’t have any livestock disaster programs at that time.”

During her third term, Noem shifted from the Ag to the Ways and Means Committee, where she says she’ll have even more power to make important decisions for South Dakotans.

“About 80% of the agenda of what we’re doing in the house goes through the Ways and Means committee before it ever goes through the House floor. So every family cares about the issues that are moving through this committee, and that’s why I think we need to make sure there’s someone at that table speaking to those issues to make sure Rural America is not forgotten about.”

With eyes on a fourth term, Noem says she’s determined to further improve the next Farm Bill, grow the economy through tax breaks and trade agreements and give a voice to those who influenced her first run six years ago.

“I’m just a mom and a wife and a South Dakotan that just wants to make sure that people in SD have somebody fighting for them that really understands how they feel.”

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