South Dakota – Following the impeachment of AG Jason Ravnsborg, Governor Kristi Noem has selected Pennington County State’s Attorney Mark Vargo as the next state AG. Vargo, who was the lead prosecutor in Ravnsborg’s impeachment trial, will serve until the AG election later this year, in which former AG Marty Jackley will serve as the…
District of Columbia – Brian Schwalb, partner-in-charge of the law firm Venable’s D.C. office, has emerged as the winner of the District’s Democratic primary election for AG. In a three-way race, Schwalb beat out attorneys Bruce V. Spiva and Ryan Jones. The race follows an earlier court ruling that another candidate, Kenyan McDuffie, was ineligible to run.
South Carolina: Incumbent AG Alan Wilson has come out ahead in the state’s GOP primary, positioning him as the likely victor in the fall general election. Wilson, first elected in 2010, is currently in his third term in office. No Democrats have entered the race.
In New Mexico, Second Judicial District DA Raúl Torrez defeated State Auditor Brian Colón in the Democratic primary.
Charity Clark, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for the Vermont AG position. Clark has been an Assistant AG for seven years, including the last four as chief of staff, and lists consumer protection and criminal justice reform as her top priorities.