Kristi Noem sworn in as South Dakota’s 33rd Governor

PIERRE S.D. – Governor Kristi Noem was officially sworn into office as the 33rd Governor of South Dakota on Saturday surrounded by family and friends.

Governor Noem took the official oath of office earlier in the day in a private ceremony, before the public spectacle in the rotunda of the Capitol. The private ceremony makes sure all legalities of the oath of office are met and leaves no question regarding the smooth transition of power. After that, that public ceremony was broadcast across the state and was viewed by thousands.

The power previously held by Governor Dennis Daugaard has transitioned to Governor Noem.

Inside the Secretary of State’s office, documents received after noon are officially received by Steve Barnett.  Checks signed in the State Treasurers Office now require the name of Josh Haeder and legal proceedings in South Dakota are the responsibility of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

Governor and First Gentlemen Kristi and Bryon Noem greeted an hours long line of well wishers following the ceremony before being swept off for an evening of officials receptions, galla balls and celebrations.

On Monday morning, Governor Noem says she will be hard at work getting ready for Tuesday’s state of the State Legislature and her first State of the State address.

Information from the South Dakota Broadcasters Association.

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