Judges appointed by Dennis Daugaard

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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Dennis Daugaard is the Governor of South Dakota. He was elected in 2010 and is a Republican. For a more extensive profile, visit: Dennis Daugaard on Ballotpedia.

Appointment process

In South Dakota, the governor makes a judicial appointment after candidates are recommended by a judicial nominating commission. After the governor appoints a judge to the Supreme Court, she or he must stand for retention in the next general election more than three years after taking office. Judges appointed to the circuit courts hold office until the end of the unexpired term.

Appointed judges

The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.

Supreme Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
WilburLori WilburSouth Dakota Supreme Court2011-2022Presiding judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit
KernJanine M. KernSouth Dakota Supreme Court2015-2018Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit

Circuit Court

NameCourtActivePrevious position
GeringCheryle GeringSouth Dakota First Judicial Circuit2011-2022Attorney in private practice
MandelRobert A. MandelSouth Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit2011-2022Office of the U.S. Attorney General
PfeifleCraig A. PfeifleSouth Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit2011-2022Attorney in private practice
DeVaneyPatricia DeVaneySouth Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit2012-2022Assistant attorney general, Attorney General's Office
SalterMark SalterSouth Dakota Second Judicial Circuit2013-2022Chief of Appellate Division, U.S. Attorney's Office
SmithPatrick SmithSouth Dakota First Judicial Circuit10/2012-12/2022State's attorney, Davison County
StoltenburgGregory J. StoltenburgSouth Dakota Third Judicial Circuit1/1/2013-2022Attorney in private practice
SabersSusan SabersSouth Dakota Second Judicial Circuit1/2013-12/2022Attorney/partner, Fuller & Sabers
DayMike DaySouth Dakota Fourth Judicial Circuit7/2013-2022Attorney, Day Morris Law Firm, LLP
GusinskyRobert GusinskySouth Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit2013-2022Assistant United States attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office
SommersRick SommersSouth Dakota Fifth Judicial Circuit1/2014-2022Attorney in private practice
Wipf PfeifleJane Wipf PfeifleSouth Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit2015-2022Shareholder, Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun

See also

External links

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