Marty Jackley speaks in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The candidate to be South Dakota’s next attorney general was in Rapid City over the weekend speaking to the Pennington County Republicans’ Central Committee.

Marty Jackley, a Sturgis native, served as the 30th attorney general of South Dakota from 2009 to 2019, and he now has his sights set on running for the office again in 2022.

Speaking to the committee on Saturday, Jackley said the attorney general has an important role to play both within South Dakota and beyond its borders.

“Certainly the attorney general plays an important role in South Dakota to enforce our laws, to defend our laws.” said Jackley, “And so I look at the attorney-general as a two-fold responsibility. Do everything I can in working with our local state’s attorneys and sheriffs to enforce the laws that are put in place. And really working with other states’ attorneys and sometimes attorney-generals to defend those freedoms that are so important to us.”

For now, Jackley says he is enjoying preparing for the 2022 campaign. He added that if current attorney general Jason Ravnsborg were to leave office, he would be honored to serve again.

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