South Dakota's U.S. attorney Marty Jackley named S.D. attorney general

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August 22, 2009, 01:44:59 AM Last Edit: August 22, 2009, 02:16:19 PM by Rick4404
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has appointed the state's outgoing U.S. attorney to become the state attorney general. Marty Jackley will take over as attorney general from Larry Long as of Sept. 4th.

Rounds appointed Long a state circuit court judge based in Sioux Falls for the second judicial circuit, which encompasses Minnehaha County (Sioux Falls, county seat) and adjacent Lincoln County (Canton, S.D. county seat).

Jackley will serve for the remainder of Long's current term as attorney general and would be eligible to run for a full four year term as attorney general in the November 2010 general election.

Jackley's position on the death penalty is not known.

August 19, 2009

Rounds appoints Jackley attorney general

Gov. Mike Rounds said today that he has appointed Marty Jackley of Sioux Falls as the state's new attorney general.

The appointment is effective at noon on Sept. 4, coinciding with the resignation of Attorney General Larry Long. Rounds appointed Long a judge in the Second Judicial District, which includes Minnehaha and Lincoln Counties. He will take the oath of office for that job on Sept. 4.

Jackley, who received a law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1995, has been the U.S. attorney in South Dakota since 2006. He previously was a partner in a Rapid City law firm and served as a special assistant to the state attorney general from 2001-2005.

Read more in Thursday's Argus Leader.

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