Marty J. Jackley
|Marty J. Jackley|
|Attorney General of South Dakota|
|September 4, 2009 - Present|
|Years in position||5|
|Predecessor||Larry Long (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Appointed by||Governor Mike Rounds|
|Term limits||2 consecutive terms|
|U.S. Attorney for South Dakota|
|High school||Sturgis High School (1988)|
|Bachelor's||South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1992)|
|J.D.||University of South Dakota School of Law (1995)|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections & Appointments
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Personal
- 6 Recent news
- 7 Contact Information
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
While he has yet to make an official announcement, Jackley said he intends to seek re-election in 2014.
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.
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.
- Bachelor's degree, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (1992) in electrical engineering
- Juris Doctorate degree, University of South Dakota Law School (1995)
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.
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."   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. 
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." 
Elections & Appointments
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.” The general election takes place on November 4, 2014.
- 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|
|Republican||Marty Jackley Incumbent||66.9%||202,499|
|Election Results Via: South Dakota Secretary of State|
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.
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.
|Marty J. Jackley's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||SD Attorney General||$49,071|
|2010||SD Attorney General||$461,028|
|Grand Total Raised||$510,099|
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|Marty Jackley's Campaign Contributions|
Attorney General of South Dakota
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$978|
|Top 5 contributors||Republican State Leadership Committee||$25,000|
|Harvey Jewett, IV||$6,000|
Jackley currently resides in Pierre. He and his wife, Angela, have two children: Michael and Isabella.
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Office of the Attorney General
1302 E Hwy 14
Pierre, SD 57501-8501
Toll Free Phone: 605-773-6585
- Attorney General of South Dakota
- South Dakota Attorney General election, 2010
- Governor of South Dakota
- Mike Rounds
- Official South Dakota Attorney General website
- Marty Jackley's Facebook profile
- Marty J. Jackley for South Dakota Attorney General Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart - Marty Jackley biography
- LinkedIn profile
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Office of the South Dakota Attorney General, "Marty J. Jackley's Biography," accessed July 18, 2013
- Black Hills Fox, "SD Attorney General Marty Jackley will seek re-election," April 21, 2013
- Marty Jackley Campaign website, "About Marty," accessed July 18, 2013
- Deseret News "Utah joins legal fight against federal gun laws" 7 April, 2010
- Sioux City Journal "S.D. supporting Montana gun rights lawsuit" 8 April, 2010
- The Salt Lake Tribune "Shurtleff leads 7 states in gun fight" 13 April, 2010
- Associated Press "13 attorneys general sue over health care overhaul" 23 March, 2010
- The Daily Republic, "Jackley likely to seek re-election as AG," April 19, 2013
- Follow the Money, " Career fundraising for Marty Jackley," accessed May 10, 2013
- Follow the Money.org
- Attorney General of South Dakota, "Marty J. Jackley's Biography," accessed September 25, 2013
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