Jessica Karmasek Jun. 23, 2015, 1:53pm


SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General during its annual summer meeting, held in San Diego last week.

“I am honored to serve alongside my fellow attorneys general in the vital task of cooperatively enforcing our state laws and promoting sound law enforcement policies,” Jackley said in a statement.

“By bringing attorneys general together, the association is a valuable resource for improving public safety and the lives of citizens in our states.”

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood concluded his 2014-15 presidential term by acknowledging the work done on his year-long initiative, “Protecting Our Digital Lives: New Challenges for Attorneys General.”

Jackley has not designated his year-long presidential initiative.

Also elected at last week’s meeting: Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen as president-elect and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt as vice president. Hood became immediate past president.

NAAG elects its officers yearly, through geographical rotation by region.

Election of the four officers always takes place at its summer meeting.

Also last week, the association -- made up 56 state and territorial attorneys general -- gave its prestigious Kelley-Wyman Award to Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller.

The award is given annually to the attorney general who has done the most to achieve the association’s objectives.

From Legal Newsline: Reach Jessica Karmasek by email at jessica@legalnewsline.com.

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