Attorney general hopeful Jackley gets prosecutors’ backing

March 24, 2021

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A candidate for South Dakota Attorney General, Marty Jackley, says he has gained an early advantage in the 2022 election by gathering endorsements from a large majority of county state’s attorneys.

Jackley – a Republican – is running for his old job in the wake of the current attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, facing three misdemeanor charges and calls for his resignation after he struck and killed a man walking on the side of a rural highway last year.

Jackley’s campaign announced that prosecutors from 59 of South Dakota’s 66 counties have endorsed him for the position.