Jackley, Ravnsborg File Campaign Finance Reports

The contest for South Dakota’s next attorney general remains murky. Two possible candidates have filed campaign finance reports while the status of a potential third one was unknown.

The current attorney general, Jason Ravnsborg, is suspended until the Senate decides on June 22 whether he should be removed from office.

Ravnsborg hasn’t said whether he plans to seek the Republican nomination again, however, the uncertainty didn’t stop him from submitting a campaign finance report. He showed a balance of just over forty-nine thousand dollars.

The former attorney general, Marty Jackley, who wants to replace Ravnsborg reported a balance of just over three hundred thousand dollars.

David Natvig announced recently that he would seek the Republican nomination for attorney general at the South Dakota Republican Party state convention in Watertown next month. But the South Dakota Secretary of State website didn’t list the state Division of Criminal Investigation director as a candidate. It also didn’t show a finance report from Natvig.