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South Dakota Attorney General

Current State AG
Mark Vargo (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2022

Mark Vargo was appointed Attorney General of South Dakota by Governor Kristi Noem following the impeachment and removal of AG Jason Ravnsborg. Prior to his appointment, AG Vargo served as the Pennington County state’s attorney. Earlier in his career, he served as an assistant state’s attorney for Florida’s Dade County and an assistant United States attorney for the District of South Dakota. He was nominated in 2010 for a U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s Award...

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Mark Vargo was appointed Attorney General of South Dakota by Governor Kristi Noem following the impeachment and removal of AG Jason Ravnsborg. Prior to his appointment, AG Vargo served as the Pennington County state’s attorney. Earlier in his career, he served as an assistant state’s attorney for Florida’s Dade County and an assistant United States attorney for the District of South Dakota. He was nominated in 2010 for a U.S. Department of Justice’s Director’s Award and was named the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year in 2015.

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The AG is an elected position in South Dakota.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022 (Open Seat)
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Marty Jackley (R)
Republican

Marty Jackley (R)

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Marty Jackley (R)
Republican

Marty Jackley (R)

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Latest South Dakota Attorney General News & Insights

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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AG Election Roundup

In the Nebraska Republican AG primary, Mike Hilgers outpolled Jennifer Hicks 67.1% to 32.9%. As the state has no Democrat AG candidates, Hilgers is the presumptive next AG of the state. Hilgers is an attorney with a private practice in Lincoln, has served in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature for the past six years, and is now Speaker.

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