South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) personally “summoned” the head of a state agency to her office after the agency rejected her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, the Associated Press reports.
Kassidy Peters, who was then 26, would go on to obtain the license in question a few months after her mother met with Sherry Bren, the head of the Appraiser Certification Program within the state Department of Labor. Peters applied to become an appraiser in September of 2019, but was set to be denied a license the following July.
Bren told the AP she received a text message in July 2020 instructing her to be at the Noem’s