John Fitzgerald announces run for South Dakota Attorney General

Published: Mar. 16, 2017 at 10:34 PM CDT
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Lawrence County State's Attorney John Fitzgerald wants to be South Dakota's top cop.

Fitzgerald said on Thursday he will seek the Republican nomination for Attorney General in 2018.

In a news release, Fitzgerald says a priority is to fight the surge in dangerous drugs with an aggressive and coordinated team approach. He says prison sentences are a strong deterrent to crime.

Between Butte and Lawrence Counties, Fitzgerald has been a State's Attorney since 1980.

Current Attorney General Marty Jackley is running for Governor.