South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has named U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota Martin Jackley as the state’s next attorney general, The Associated Press reported today. Jackley, who has been the district’s U.S. Attorney since 2006, will be sworn in at noon on Sept. 4, when current state attorney general Larry Long is sworn in as a circuit judge.
President Obama on July 14 nominated Brendan Johnson, a former partner at Johnson, Heidepriem, Abdallah and Johnson, LLP in Sioux Falls and the son of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota. Read the Sioux Falls Argus Leader article here.