Governor Kristi Noem and other constitutional officers along with a handful of state lawmakers were given their oaths of office Saturday at the State Capitol in Pierre.
Noem said four years ago she thought she was fully prepared to take on the role of South Dakota’s 33rd Governor. Noem said, “it is clear there have been a few surprises along the way. A few unpredictable events, storms, policy fights, and even a pandemic. I’m not sure I saw all of those coming, and who could have? But we took on these challenges together and came through them stronger than before. Today, we have the strongest economy and financial foundation that we have had in decades.”
Others taking the oath of office at the Capitol Saturday included Lieutenant Governor Larry Rhoden, Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Monae Johnson, Auditor Rich Sattgas, Treasurer Josh Haeder, Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson and School and Public Lands Commissioner Brock Greenfield.
January 9, 2023