PIERRE – Chief Justice Steven Jensen last week announced the reappointment of Gregory Stoltenburg as presiding judge for the Third Judicial Circuit. Stoltenburg’s reappointment follows the selection of Jensen as chief justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Pursuant to Article V, Section 11 of the South Dakota Constitution, presiding judges are appointed by the chief justice and serve at his pleasure. The presiding judges are administrative heads of their respective circuits.
The chief justice expressed his appreciation for Stoltenburg’s continued willingness to serve the Unified Judicial System and people of South Dakota in this manner.
The Third Judicial Circuit consists of Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Miner, Moody and Sanborn counties.