The word has been out for awhile, but today South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley made his run for governor official.
While touring the state - Jackley made a stop in Rapid City at his alma mater, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology today - making the big announcement.
Jackley says as governor he plans to fight for better jobs, education, and increasing public safety.
Marty Jackley, candidate for governor says, "We have a national drug epidemic. What we're doing in South Dakota is we're starting with making sure we have good awareness in our state, schools, and with our kids with the No Meth Ever program. Also we have great treatment facilities, strong drug courts that are in place - we need to keep that going. Then we need to make sure on the law enforcement side that we are prosecuting those that are trafficking drugs into our state and our children."
Jackley has several opponents in the race, including Congresswoman Kristi Noem, State Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton, former gubernatorial candidate Lora Hubbel, as well as Terry LaFleur.