Noem’s daughter leaving her job in the governor’s office

August 3, 2020

The daughter of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced she’s leaving her job as a policy analyst in the governor’s office.

Kennedy Noem posted on Facebook that her last day was Friday. She said she’s moving to Tennessee to study for her masters in business administration degree.

Noem’s job in her mother’s administration stirred some controversy when it was announced in 2018.

She joined the governor’s office as a senior at South Dakota State University.

Her hiring prompted an anti-nepotism bill that failed during the 2019 legislative session.