From my Inbox: Rep.-elect Noem Names Shields as Communications Director

SIOUX FALLS ? Rep.-elect Kristi Noem today announced the appointment of Joshua Shields to serve as her Communications Director in her congressional office in Washington, DC.

?Communicating my positions on the issues and details about the work done on behalf of South Dakotans is an important job; Joshua has the background and experience to ensure it is done effectively.  Joshua was a key part of our campaign and I am glad to have him continue on our team,? said Noem.

?I am honored to serve Rep.-elect Noem, and the people of South Dakota, in this new role.  I look forward to helping inform South Dakotans of the great work Rep.-elect Noem will do for our state,? said Shields.

Shields, originally from Rapid City, most recently served as Noem?s Campaign Manager.  Previously Shields worked on Senator John Thune?s 2002 and 2004 U.S. Senate Campaigns and in his U.S. Senate office in Washington, DC as a Legislative Assistant.  Shields also worked as a Legislative Assistant for U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi and as a press aide for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions.  Shields got his start in government and politics as a summer intern in 2001 for then-Congressman John Thune while attending Gordon College.

Not that this a big surprise.  I believe Mr. Shields will serve the congresswoman and South Dakota well.   He has been fairly responsive when ever I had a question for him or Mrs. Noem.

5 Replies to “From my Inbox: Rep.-elect Noem Names Shields as Communications Director”

  1. caheidelberger

    Responsive? What, do you have to buy your way onto that list? My wife sent the Noem campaign a question last summer and never got a reply. Shields lost the primary campaign for Curd, then took all the big Thune money and limped to a plurality victory in November.

  2. Duh

    Bergerwithfries: Shields didn’t lose anything. Curd’s a successfull doctor/businessman from Sioux Falls. That’s two strikes too many for this “jealous-if-I-can’t-have-his-east-river-success-he-sucks” SD voter mentality.

    He had very little shot in the primary and NO shot against SHS.

  3. nuts

    Shields was bad at returning calls. He also lacked the ability to treat people with respect.

    I’m not sure the word “nice” comes to mind when I think of Shields. Maybe more self-important is the one I’d go with.