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Governor’s Kin Get 2.5% Raises, Just Like Non-Related State Workers

If new gubernatorial son-in-law Kyle Peters was at all annoyed at being upstaged by Donald Trump on his own wedding tchotchkes, Governor Noem has made it up to her new little minion with cash.

Open.SD.Gov, screen cap 2019.06.27.
Open.SD.Gov, screen cap 2019.06.27.

After starting in the Treasurer’s Office at $53,000 and within a month moving to his mother-in-law’s Office of Economic Development and a salary of $55,000, Peters is up to $56,375.

Peters’s sister-in-law Kennedy has also received a raise: in her first post-college employment, the Governor’s daughter is up to $51,250 for her yearly work analyzing policy for her mom.

These raises are probably just the 2.5% increases budgeted for all state employees that Noem authorized in March. But it’s nice to see the folks running the state checkbook website were able to hustle out those salary updates before the fiscal year began.


  1. Jenny 2019-06-27 09:09

    Why is her family getting raises, they haven’t even worked there a year. I thought they were proud heart hard-working conservatives that are anti-government. They Haven’t even worked their
    Six months and they are getting raises. Geez Kristi, You sure turned out to be the biggest hypocrite. Grab that tax payer money Noem family. Gimme gimme gimme Like hogs at a trough.

  2. Jenny 2019-06-27 09:11

    In the real South Dakota world, you would be lucky to get a raise after a year, And then it would probably be just a $.10 raise

  3. Porter Lansing 2019-06-27 13:48

    If your Mom gave you a job analyzing policy and your job duties weren’t really strictly defined, could you sit at your spot and see what other girls that went to Girl’s State were up to? That’s loosely defined policy analysis in the oppo research category, isn’t it?

  4. Debbo 2019-06-27 15:56

    I think you got it about right Porter.

  5. Jenny 2019-06-27 16:03

    😆 lol and that’s prob what Kennedy does, Porter. I’m a political analyst and I have to do a lot of investigating for my mommy and one time I saw this picture that this mean girl took of my mom that wasn’t very nice. Boy did I get mad, and my mommy didn’t like it either. I called that place up where that mean girl was and told them they should talk to that girl. They did and my mom was proud of me😇

  6. grudznick 2019-06-27 18:39

    Does this mean they got raises 4 days early?

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