On January 5, 2019, Jason Ravnsborg was sworn in as the 31st Attorney General of South Dakota. He serves as the chief law enforcement officer and legal advisor for the State.
Jason graduated from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and Political Science 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 a Masters of Arts in History and also while serving as an editor of law review.
He participated in a clerkship after graduation before becoming a partner in the law firm of Harmelink, Fox & Ravnsborg in Yankton, South Dakota. Jason also served as a Deputy States Attorney for Union County, South Dakota. He is licensed to practice law in South Dakota and Iowa as well as the federal courts of South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, the Federal Court of Claims and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jason is a combat veteran. He has been deployed in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom to Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. For his service he has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal along with many other awards as well as being honored for his service by Congress. Jason is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves. Jason has had four company commands and currently serves as a battalion commander overseeing over 600 Soldiers in the four states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri.
In 2018, Jason was elected as South Dakota’s Attorney General.