South Dakota’s newly elected attorney general plans some changes when he takes office January 5.
Republican Jason Ravnsborg said Wednesday that Chief Deputy Attorney General Charles McGuigan would continue.
McGuigan has been chief deputy to the current attorney general, Marty Jackley, who was terms-limited.
McGuigan at one point was among the competitors with Ravnsborg for the Republican nomination but suspended his campaign before the statewide convention last summer.
Ravnsborg, who is from Yankton, is going outside the AG’s office for two key posts.
He plans to add Faulk County state’s attorney Timothy Bormann as chief of staff.
“Tim is someone I trust,” Ravnsborg said. “He is someone who can handle numerous projects simultaneously with an even temperament.”
Ravnsborg chose another state’s attorney to be director for the state Division of Criminal Investigation.
Heading DCI will be David Natvig. He has been state’s attorney for Brule County and Buffalo County.
Ravnsborg noted Natvig was at a standoff at Kimball in 2015 and has military experience including service as an Army paratrooper.
The current head of DCI is interim director Brian Zeeb.
Ravnsborg described Natvig as “a man of unflinching character and determination.”
Ravnsborg said Natvig would “take charge, lead from the front and bring a fresh perspective to the DCI.”
Charlie McGuigan will continue as chief deputy for new South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg. New chief of staff is Tim Bormann. New DCI director is David Natvig. pic.twitter.com/Nk6YzDyBpX— Bob Mercer (@pierremercer) December 5, 2018