Governor of South Dakota

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Governor of South Dakota
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Incumbent
Kristi Noem

since January 5, 2019
StyleThe Honorable
ResidenceThe Governor's Mansion (official)
Watertown, South Dakota (private)
Term lengthFour years, renewable once[1]
Inaugural holderArthur C. Mellette
1889[2]
FormationConstitution of South Dakota
Salary$116,400.03 [3]

The governor of South Dakota is the head of the executive branch of the government of the U.S. state of South Dakota.[4] The governor is elected to a four-year term in even years when there is no presidential election.

The current governor is Kristi Noem, a member of the Republican Party who took office on January 5, 2019.

List of governors of South Dakota[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Article IV, Section 2, Constitution of South Dakota". South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  2. "Arthur C. Mellette". The Weekly South Dakotan. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  3. "Kristi Noem". Retrieved 27 July 2019.</
  4. "Article IV, Section 1, Constitution of South Dakota". South Dakota Legislature. Retrieved 31 March 2010.