The GOP have chosen Yankton lawyer Jason Ravnsborg as its nominee for state attorney general, reports KOTA Territory News. Republicans voted Saturday to select candidates for several state races, including Larry Rhoden for Lieutenant Governor, Steve Barnett for secretary of state, Josh Haeder for state treasurer, Rich Sattgast for state auditor, Ryan Brunner for commissioner of School and Public Lands, and Kristie Fiegen for Public Utilities commissioner.
Jason Ravnsborg is a Yankton resident and lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Other nominees for the GOP nomination were Lawrence County State’s Attorney John Fitzgerald and State Senator Lance Russell. He has proposed expanding work programs for prisoners and establishing a met-specific prison and mental health facility in western South Dakota. Ravnsborg will face Democratic Nominee Randy Seiler, a former U.S. Attorney, in the general election in November.
Democrats also nominated several candidates at their latest convention, including Michelle Lavallee for lieutenant governor, Alexandra Frederick for secretary of state, Aaron Matson for state treasurer, Tom Cool for state auditor, Woody Houser for commissioner of School and Public Lands, and Wayne Frederick for Public Utilities commissioner.
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