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Marty J. Jackley
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Attorney General of South Dakota
Incumbent
In office
September 4, 2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2015
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
PredecessorLarry Long (R)
Compensation
Base salary$97,928
Elections and appointments
Last election2010
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$510,099
AppointedAugust 2009
Appointed byGovernor Mike Rounds
Term limits2 consecutive terms
Prior offices
U.S. Attorney for South Dakota
2006-2009
Education
High schoolSturgis High School (1988)
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1992)
J.D.University of South Dakota School of Law (1995)
Personal
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Marty J. Jackley is the 30th and current Attorney General of South Dakota. A Republican, he was appointed to the position by Governor Mike Rounds on August 14, 2009, filling the vacancy left by Larry Long who resigned after he was appointed to the Second Judicial Circuit Court. Jackley was sworn into office on September 4, 2009, and easily won election to a full term in 2010.[1]

While he has yet to make an official announcement, Jackley said he intends to seek re-election in 2014.[2]

Jackley began his private practice in 1997. In 2006, he was appointed by the U.S. Senate to served as United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. During this time he served on both the US Attorney General's Subcommittees for Controlled Substances and the Subcommittees for Native American Issues, and the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board.[3]

Biography

Jackley was raised in Sturgis, South Dakota. After graduating from Sturgis High School in 1988, he attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Jackley then went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of South Dakota Law School.

Shortly after receiving his law degree in 1995, Jackley worked as a law clerk for then-Chief Judge Richard H. Battey in the federal district court located in Rapid City, South Dakota. He then went to practice private law at the Rapid City-based law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, and Ashmore LLP. In addition to being a partner there, he served as an attorney specializing primarily on criminal law, civil and business litigation, construction and engineering law, Indian law, and water law. At the same time, he acted as Special Assistant Attorney General for South Dakota litigating controlled substance felony cases.

In 2006, Jackley was appointed as United States Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Charged with this role, he sat on the Subcommittees for Controlled Substances as well as for Native American Issues. He is additionally served on the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Executive Board.

Jackley was named Prosecutor of the Year from the South Dakota State's Attorneys Association in 2008.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1992) in electrical engineering
  • Juris Doctorate degree, University of South Dakota Law School (1995)

Political career

South Dakota Attorney General (2009-present)

Jackley was appointed South Dakota Attorney General by Governor Mike Rounds on August 14, 2009 to fill the vacancy left by Larry Long who resigned after he was appointed to the Second Judicial Circuit Court. Jackley was sworn into office on September 4, 2009, and won election to a full term in 2010. He will next be up for election on November 4, 2014.

Issues

Gun rights

Jackley was one of two state attorneys general, the other being Wyoming, that joined Utah in filing an amicus brief expressing support for a disputed Montana law known as the "Firearms Freedom Act" that "exempts firearms made and sold in the same state from federal regulation." [4] [5] This law, along with similar legislation in other states, has been challenged by the federal government in federal district court who argues that this interpretation of the Interstate Commerce Clause is incorrect. Four other states - Alabama, Idaho, South Carolina, and West Virginia - all later followed suit. [6]

Healthcare reform
See also: State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

On the same morning President Barack Obama signed into law his controversial health care reform bill, the one that narrowly passed the United States House of Representatives just two days before, Jackley and twelve other Attorneys General, all but one being Republican, filed suit against "the federal government to stop the massive health care overhaul, claiming it's unconstitutional." [7]

Elections & Appointments

2014

See also: South Dakota attorney general election, 2014

Jackley is running for re-election as South Dakota Attorney General in 2014. While he has not yet officially announced his intention in the race, on April 19, 2013 he stated, “I’ve enjoyed this position and certainly it will be my intent to seek it again.”[8][2] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2010

See also: South Dakota Attorney General election, 2010
  • 2010 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary
  • Marty Jackley ran unopposed in this contest

On November 2, 2010, Marty Jackley won re-election to the office of South Dakota Attorney General. He defeated Ron Volesky (D) in the general election.

South Dakota Attorney General, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarty Jackley Incumbent 66.9% 202,499
     Democratic Ron Volesky 33.1% 100,182
Total Votes 302,681
Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State

2009

Jackley was appointed Attorney General of South Dakota by Governor Mike Rounds on August 14, 2009, filling the vacancy left by Larry Long who resigned after he was appointed to the Second Judicial Circuit Court. Jackley was sworn into office on September 4, 2009.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jackley is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Jackley raised a total of $510,099 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 10, 2013.[9]

Marty J. Jackley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 SD Attorney General Not up for election $49,071
2010 SD Attorney General Won $461,028
Grand Total Raised $510,099

2010

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Personal

Jackley currently resides in Pierre. He and his wife, Angela, have two children: Michael and Isabella.[11]

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Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Office of the Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14
Suite 1

South Dakota

Pierre, SD 57501-8501

Phone: 605-773-3215
Toll Free Phone: 605-773-6585
Fax: 605-773-4106
E-mail: atghelp@state.sd.us

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Political offices
Preceded by
Larry Long (R)
South Dakota Attorney General
2009–present
Succeeded by
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