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Governor of South Dakota
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Incumbent
Kristi Noem

since January 5, 2019
Style The Honorable
Residence The Governor's Mansion (official)
Watertown, South Dakota (private)
Term length Four years, renewable once
Inaugural holder Arthur C. Mellette
1889
Formation Constitution of South Dakota
Salary $116,400.03

The governor of South Dakota is the head of the executive branch of the government of the U.S. state of South Dakota. 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.


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