Jackley announces run for Attorney General

Former Ag Marty Jackley announced on Monday that he will run for Attorney General in 2022.

PIERRE, S.D. — Marty Jackley announced on Monday that he will run against incumbent Jason Ravnsborg in the 2022 Attorney General election. Ravnsborg is currently eligible to run for his second term in 2022, but is facing calls to resign amid an investigation into his involvement in a fatal crash that killed a Hyde County man back in September 2020.

“After receiving countless phone calls and emails from supporters across the state, I have decided to announce my candidacy for Attorney General,” said Jackley. “My service as Attorney General, United States Attorney, and as a small-town State’s Attorney has prepared me to again undertake the important role the Attorney General has in working with law enforcement in keeping our families safe.”

Jackley previously served as South Dakota’s Attorney General, United States Attorney for South Dakota, Chairman of the Nation’s Attorneys General, Jones County State’s Attorney, and as a Special Prosecutor for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe of the Lake Traverse Reservation. In January 2019, Jackley returned to the Gunderson Palmer law firm as a partner, opening up the Pierre branch office.

“There is nothing more important than the public’s safety – and the public’s confidence in our ability to keep our families safe.  I will be working hard to earn the support of the voters once again, so I can go back to work fighting to keep South Dakota safe,” Jackley said.

Jackley, a Republican, served as AG from 2009 to 2019, winning reelection twice. He lost the Republican primary for Governor to Kristi Noem in 2018.

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