Girls Staters feature Congresswoman Kristi Noem in USD’s Volante

During Girls State this past week (where my #4 Daughter was in residence) the Girls Staters interviewed and featured Congresswoman Kristi Noem, where it went on-line in the Volante:

kristi noem headshot May 21 2014She couldn’t figure out why the government wanted to tax all of their farmland after the tragedy. That’s when she decided to peruse government.

Noem decided to run for the legislature in 2006.

In 2010 she ran for Congress and was chosen to represent South Dakota in Washington, D.C. When she went to Washington, D.C., she was surprised by how many South Dakotans were in the nation’s Capital.


Delegates such as Brook Fraasch, Los Angeles, thought because Noem came from a similar background of many of the girls, that made her influential.

Elaine Hines, also from Los Angeles, said Noem represents South Dakota well by staying connected, and she keeps the values of the South Dakota residents.

At the end of her presentation, Noem gave advice: “Don’t be afraid of failing. This week you might be running for different offices and positions, and you might not get the first one or the second one or even the third one. Try again.”

Read it here.