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South Dakota Attorney General

Current State AG
Marty Jackley (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2023

Current Leadership Positions
Chairman, AG Alliance

Marty Jackley was elected as South Dakota’s 33rd Attorney General in 2022. He previously served as the 30th attorney general from 2009, standing down in 2019 when he reached term limits. From 2006 to 2009, AG Jackley served as United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Prior to that, AG Jackley was in private practice and also prosecuted controlled substance felonies as a special assistant attorney general for South Dakota.

Marty Jackley was elected as South Dakota’s 33rd Attorney General in 2022. He previously served as the 30th attorney general from 2009, standing down in 2019 when he reached term limits. From 2006 to 2009, AG Jackley served as United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Prior to that, AG Jackley was in private practice and also prosecuted controlled substance felonies as a special assistant attorney general for South Dakota.

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The AG is an elected position in South Dakota.

  • Next Election:November 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms


Latest South Dakota Attorney General News & Insights

South Dakota AG Marty Jackley Elected Chairman of Attorney General Alliance

South Dakota AG Marty Jackley has been elected the new chairman of the Attorney General Alliance (AGA) and will serve a one-year term. The AGA fosters collaboration between member AG offices on emerging issues of nationwide importance such as cannabis regulation, sports betting, and cybercrime. AG Jackley was elected to a third (non-consecutive) term as…

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Election News Roundup - 6.30.2022

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…

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South Dakota AG Ravnsborg Convicted, Impeached Following Crash

Following a trial in the state Senate, South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg has been convicted on two impeachment charges by vote of greater than 2/3 of the senators and will be automatically removed from office. The state’s Republican-controlled Senate convicted Ravnsborg, also a Republican, on charges of committing crimes leading to someone’s death and malfeasance…

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