You know, when you work with someone and it is a very bad experience, you always wonder years later if and when they run for office if you can say something.

I’m talking.

Kristi (Stewart) Golden is the daughter of Gordon Stewart, one of the founders of the Stewart Hairstyling school and salons, the brother of Randy Stewart and she is married to Bill Golden, an assistant city attorney with the city of Sioux Falls, a job he quietly(?) received after leaving Lincoln County as an assistant state’s attorney.

Kristi probably conveniently left that out of her press releases, because like most privileged Republicans they don’t like the working stiffs of this state knowing they want to ‘serve’ in the legislature to enrich their lives further. Her husband is probably already locked and loaded on several state pension programs and as a former staffer of a senator, I would guess Kristi has a little pension coming from the taxpayers.

Her husband, Bill, was private counsel to the Stewart family before moving into private practice and eventually bilking the taxpayers.

I went to work for Randy Stewart around 20 years ago or so. He’s the guy who has been screwing up childcare in Sioux Falls after trying to close his late parents daycares. Not sure if Kristi is also rolling a paycheck from those sales?

Kristi and Randy’s relationship is the normal sibling rivalry, and after parents passed, those relationships can get complicated.

I think I worked for Randy for less than a year before he fired me (he actually got his accountant* to do it with Bill) after I told Randy he was a very ‘unchristian’ business owner and I was shocked he was an ordained pastor.

But the clincher was when his sister who couldn’t handle her part-time job at a private Christian college her father has given millions to came to be the salesperson for our little sign shop.

I think my co-worker said to me when she was hired, ‘What does she know about the sign business?’ and I said, ‘Does it matter? She is Gordon’s daughter.’

If I could use one word to describe Larry Pressler’s former staffer, it would be this; ENTITLED!

If I were a voting Republican in District 9, I would send Kristi packing. Just another entitled trust baby in South Dakota that wants to funnel your tax dollars to their goofy causes and coffers.

Even if she was elected to the legislature, she would have NO CLUE what the normal South Dakotan goes thru each day, but her and her husband are sure reaping the benefits of our hard work.

We need a working person’s legislature, that get their teeth fixed locally (or not at all 🙁

*This accountant actually took over one of the daycares Randy sold.

11 Thoughts on “District 9 Republicans, RUN as fast as you can away from Kristi (Stewart) Golden

  1. Angry Guy on March 21, 2024 at 9:47 am said:

    I worked in that same Smart Tech office supporting Dakota Internet Surfaces with you. I don’t remember Kristi… but…
    When a coworker decided to leave us via suicide, Randy said some very disparaging things about them after the fact.
    F#CK Randy Stewart and his pseudo Christian family values.
    He is a entitled crook that would have thrown his own mother under the bus if he thought he would gain from it.

  2. My Mistake Mike on March 21, 2024 at 10:02 am said:

    Kristi Stewart Golden once worked for Larry Pressler.

    Bethany Soye once worked for Ted Cruz. She also has to run on a very problematic legislative record as an incumbent.

    What’s a voter like me to do then?

    Dumbfounded in District 9

  3. Virginia on March 21, 2024 at 11:16 am said:

    awww….got fired by her husband and your feelings are hurt. saaad.

    grow up.

  4. scott on March 21, 2024 at 1:31 pm said:

    larry king’s late daughter once worked for pressler as well.

  5. know'n all, seeing little. on March 21, 2024 at 3:23 pm said:

    “He is a entitled crook that would have thrown his own mother under the bus if he thought he would gain from it.”

    What make you think he didn’t?

  6. Very Stable Genius on March 21, 2024 at 6:07 pm said:

    Back in the 1980s, Randy was friends with one of my co-workers (retail). They had gone to college together. Randy, after discovering that his old college buddy was just working retail, hired my co-worker to run his “International Trade Business” with hopeful trips to the Middle East. This co-worker would tells us from time to time – when he came back to visit us sorry souls in retail – how much he was making from this new job, how he didn’t really know what he was doing, or was suppose to do, but how he had this really nice office downtown, however, with his own secretary. Eventually, the co-worker stopped coming in to give us battle reports on his “International Trade Job”, so I’m not sure what happened to him or his job, but I just thought I would share this little fun story with all of you…. Oh, and this former co-worker was an interesting character, too. He was really nice. I always liked him, but originally he was from Southeast Asia. His father had been a part of the cabinet of a Southeast Asian country/government, which was ousted by the communist in the mid 1970s. Then, he first lived in France with his family, then he lived in South Dakota with his family. But let me just say that he came from a family which could easily be dubbed “Lear jet boat people”. He also used to tell us stories about how the leader of that Southeast Asian country, when he fled the country because the communist were taking over, also took most of the countries gold reserves with him, and he then eventually ended up in Montana…… 🙂

    ( and Woodstock adds: “‘Montana’?”…. “Was he neighbors with Letterman?”… )

  7. Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on March 21, 2024 at 6:19 pm said:

    Huether always wanted us all to be “good stewards” of the city.

  8. Further Fear & Loathing on March 21, 2024 at 6:49 pm said:

    What? Soye worked for Mr. Haney?

  9. l3wis on March 21, 2024 at 7:03 pm said:

    VSG, I know exactly who you are talking about, oh the stories I could tell about him.

  10. Fearing the Fuhrer & More on March 21, 2024 at 8:11 pm said:

    Thanks for the visual of Larry Kings daughter with glasses. 🙁

  11. My Mistake Mike on March 27, 2024 at 9:05 am said:

    I see there is now a 4th candidate in the District 9 GOP primary: Tesa Schwans of Wall Lake.
    1. Hairstylist
    2. PPP loan recipient (
    3. Bedazzled MAGA cult follower (

    Pass the popcorn.

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