SIOUX CITY -- Kristi Noem kicked off her South Dakota governor campaign this week, and on Friday swings through Siouxland with stops in Vermillion and Yankton.
Noem is the holder of the sole South Dakota seat in the U.S. House and after eight years in that office is seeking a move to the governor position.
Her appearances Friday will be at noon to speak with the University of South Dakota Republicans at Muenster University Center, 414 E. Clark St., in Vermillion, and 1:30 p.m. at the Vermillion Chamber of Commerce, 116 Market St., in Vermillion, and at 3:30 p.m. at the Kolberg Pioneer Training Center, 700 W. 21st St., in Yankton.
Noem is a Republican and is competing in a 2018 field that includes state Attorney General Marty Jackley, who is also a Republican.
The South Dakota governor position is an open seat because Dennis Daugaard has reached eight years in office and cannot run again due to the state term limits law.