Marty Jackley was sworn in as the 30th Attorney General for South Dakota, serving as the chief law enforcement officer and legal advisor for the State. Marty was raised in Sturgis and graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1992 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with Honors. He received his law degree from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1995. Marty became a partner in the Rapid City law firm of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson and Ashmore, where he specialized in criminal, civil and business litigation.
In 2006, he was unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as US Attorney for South Dakota. Marty was named the South Dakota Prosecutor of the Year in 2008. He presently serves as the President-Elect of the National Association of Attorneys General, and is the former Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General.
Marty and his wife Angela live in Pierre with their two children, Michael and Isabella.