Former OST Attorney General Means jumps into state AG race
Former Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General Tatewin Means jumped into the race for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general on Friday.
Means said she's prepared to work hard and fight for the best interests of all South Dakotans. She cited a career working to reform the criminal justice system, combat addiction, push for resources for those suffering from mental health issues and prevent maltreatment of children.
Means is a graduate of Rapid City's Central High School, Stanford Univeristy and the University of Minnesota Law School. She holds a masters degree in leadership and management from Oglala Lakota College.
"I am an atypical candidate," said Means. "I am an indigenous woman. I am a single mother and this is my first political campaign. And so that brings a fresh perspective to a criminal justice and law enforcement system that doesn't typically have that point of view at the table."
The Democratic candidate for attorney general will be picked at the party convention in June. Former U.S. Attorney for South Dakota Randy Seiler is also seeking the nod.