Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced June 11 in a post on her Facebook page that she plans to seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2014. Her statement follows:
“I am excited to announce today my intention to seek re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. I would like to thank everyone who has encouraged me and pledged support for a potential campaign for the U.S. Senate. However, after spending the weekend discussing our future with Bryon and our children, we decided that right now we are in the best position to serve South Dakota as a member of the U.S. House.
“It is a privilege to serve South Dakota in the House, and while I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, there is a lot more we must do. At the top of that list is getting a full five-year Farm Bill passed to give our agriculture industry the certainty needed to plan for the future.
“In Washington there seems to be a new scandal breaking every day related to federal government overreach and abuse of power. It is critical that we elect a Republican to the U.S. Senate in 2014 who will hold this Administration accountable, rein in wasteful spending and reduce our debt, and protect our liberties. I will work hard to help elect a South Dakota Republican to the U.S. Senate next year.
“I would like to thank all South Dakotans for the opportunity to serve our state and for all of the prayers and encouragement received in the course of that service.”