Jason Ravnsborg is a graduate of the University of South Dakota with a B.S. in Political Science and History as well as an Army commission through ROTC. Jason received his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota School of Law while simultaneously obtaining an M.A. in History and also while serving as an editor on Law Review.
He participated in a clerkship after graduation before becoming a partner in the law firmof Harmelink, Fox & Ravnsborg in Yankton, SD where he is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and Iowa, as well as the federal courts of South Dakota, Iowa and Nebraska, the Federal Court of Claims and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jason also serves as a Deputy States Attorney for Union County in South Dakota.
Jason is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and has been deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Germany during his military career. He has been awarded the Bronze Star along with many other awards and has been honored for his service by Congress. Jason has had four company commands and currently serves as a battalion commander overseeing over 600 soldiers in South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Missouri.
Jason will be grounded in his Christian faith, his Midwestern work ethic of growing up on a farm and serving with integrity and honor, where his word is his bond. Jason drove over 120,000 miles himself traveling to every one of South Dakota’s 66 counties at least twice. Jason also led the fight to defeat 3 ballot measures in 2016 by conducting 56 town hall meetings and presentations. He has also given presentations on a number of historical and issues of national security. Jason intends to have an open door policy; travel to every county every year, lead from the front and be a strong advocate for law enforcement; whom he was honored to have the endorsements from a majority of the Sheriffs of his state and the Fraternal Order of Police.