Marty Jackley on Drugs



Congress has failed us on drugs; keep drug dealers out

Candidates competing for the governor's office pointed to growing drug crime as a significant problem in South Dakota and laid out plans to address it. "The one number that's continually rising is meth, it's drugs," Attorney General Marty Jackley said. "The one area that Washington failed us on is drugs. We've known for a long time."

Jackley said Congress' inaction in passing immigration reform allowed for the country's Southern border to remain accessible for drug dealers. In turn, those drug dealers made their way to South Dakota and helped fuel the rise in drug offenses.

Jackley touted programs that he'd piloted to help offenders with addiction, including hope and drug courts and education programs. He also pointed to legislation set to take effect later this year that he said would help lock up drug dealers. "Starting July 1, those laws that are going to keep the drug dealers out of our state will go into force," he said. "And I think we're going to see less and less drugs."

Source: Argus Leader on 2018 South Dakota Gubernatorial race , May 14, 2018

Bolster rehabilitation and mental health programs for drugs

Attorney General Marty Jackley touted programs that he'd piloted to help offenders with addiction, including hope and drug courts and education programs.

His Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, fired back, saying the state hadn't done enough in the last decade to help addicted individuals or those with mental illness access treatment. "The prevention and awareness side has been lacking," Noem said. "These people are recycling through our courts and through our jails and there needs to be a change made to make sure that doesn't keep happening." She proposed teaming with nonprofits to bolster rehabilitation and mental health treatment programs across the state.

Source: Argus Leader on 2018 South Dakota Gubernatorial debate , May 14, 2018

Maintaining my sobriety is toughest challenge I've faced

[Adam Laxalt, first TV ad]: [photo of mother with young child; Laxalt speaking offscreen]: I was born to a single mom, Michelle. Didn't know my dad growing up at all. I started drinking in Middle School. That continued to accelerate as I got into High School.

[Photo: high school lockers]: I had to go to a treatment facility [subtitle: At age 18, Adam sought treatment to overcome in alcohol addiction]

Trying to maintain sobriety is one of the toughest challenges I've ever faced

[Laxalt speaking to camera]: You start from the bottom rebuild everything

I swore into the Navy JAG Corps in 2004. In 2006 I volunteered to go over to Iraq with an army military police Brigade.

[Narrator speaking over photos]: Adam Laxalt returned home to Nevada; started a family˙with his wife Jamie and answered the call of service once again as our attorney general.

[photo: Glass door emblazoned with attorney general Adam Paul Laxalt] ...for the ones who need a champion.

Source: OnTheIssues AdWatch on 2018 South Dakota Gubernatorial race , Mar 20, 2018

We must explain consequences of legalized marijuana

A group backing two marijuana related ballot questions says they're concerned about the language of Attorney General Jackley's explanations. A spokesperson for the group New Approach South Dakota in passing two ballot questions legalizing recreational and medicinal marijuana says the language in the summary is unnecessarily strong: words like "trafficking" mischaracterize the intent of the ballot questions.

However, Jackley says he is tasked with drafting a 200 word explanation of a ballot question that's fair and accurate, and that he wanted voters to know of his constitutional concerns of the ballot questions. Jackley says. "We are trying to assist voters in understanding the legal consequence and the effect of the particular measures." Jackley says there are some confusing and vague provisions in the measures that, if passed, will likely require judicial or legislative clarification. Jackley did not say which provisions those were.

Source: SDPB radio on 2018 South Dakota gubernatorial race , Mar 30, 2017

Other governors on Drugs: Marty Jackley on other issues:
SD Gubernatorial:
Billie Sutton
Dennis Daugaard
Kristi Noem
SD Senatorial:
Gordon Howie
Jay Williams
John Thune
Larry Pressler
Mike Rounds
Rick Weiland

Gubernatorial Debates 2018:
AK: Walker(i) vs.Chenault(R) vs.Huggins(R) vs.Begich(D) vs.Treadwell(D)
AL: Kay Ivey(R) vs.Countryman(D) vs.Tommy Battle (R) vs.Walt Maddox (R) vs.George(R) vs.Carrington(R)
AR: Hutchinson(R) vs.Henderson(D) vs.West(L)
AZ: Ducey(R) vs.David Garcia (D) vs.Farley(D)
CA: Newsom(D) vs.Chiang(D) vs.Villaraigosa(D) vs.Delaine Eastin (D) vs.David Hadley (R) vs.John Cox (R) vs.Zoltan Istvan (I) vs.Allen(R) vs.La Riva(P)
CO: Johnston(D) vs.Mitchell(R) vs.Cary Kennedy (D) vs.Doug Robinson (R) vs.Barlock(R) vs.Lynne(R) vs.Polis(D) vs.Coffman(R) vs.George Brauchler(R,A.G.) vs.Stapleton(R)
CT: Malloy(D) vs.Lamont(D) vs.Srinivasan(R) vs.David Walker (R) vs.Lumaj(R) vs.Visconti(R) vs.Lauretti(R) vs.Drew(D)
FL: Gillum(D) vs.Graham(D) vs.Putnam(R)
GA: Kemp(R) vs.Cagle(R) vs.Hill(R) vs.Abrams(D) vs.Levine(D)
HI: Ige(D) vs.Hanabusa(D) vs.Carroll(R)
IA: Kim_Reynolds(R) vs.Leopold(D) vs.Boulton(D) vs.McGuire(D) vs.Glasson(D) vs.Hubbell(D)
ID: Little(R) vs.Fulcher(R) vs.Labrador(R) vs.Ahlquist(R) vs.Minton(D) vs.Jordan(D)
IL: Rauner(R) vs.Kennedy(D) vs.Pawar(D) vs.Daniel Biss (D) vs.Pritzker(D) vs.Ives(R)
KS: Brewer(D) vs.Wink Hartman (R) vs.Colyer(C) vs.Kobach(R) vs.Orman(O)
MA: Baker(R) vs.Gonzalez(D) vs.Setti Warren (D) vs.Bob Massie (R)
MD: Hogan(R) vs.Alec Ross (D) vs.Cummings(D) vs.Madaleno(D) vs.Jealous(D)
ME: Mayhew(R) vs.Mills(D) vs.Boyle(D) vs.Thibodeau(R) vs.Moody(D)
MI: Whitmer(R) vs.El-Sayed(D) vs.Tim Walz (D) vs.Schuette(R) vs.Calley(R)
MN: vs.Smith(D) vs.Coleman(D) vs.Murphy(D) vs.Otto(D) vs.Tina Liebling (DFL) vs.Tim Walz (DFL) vs.Matt Dean (R) vs.Pawlenty(R) vs.Johnson(R)
NE: Ricketts(R) vs.Krist(D)
NH: Sununu(R) vs.Schwartz(R) vs.Steve Marchand (D)
NM: Lujan-Grisham(D) vs.Pearce(R) vs.Cervantes(D) vs.Apodaca (D)
NV: Fisher (R) vs.Sisolak(D) vs.Laxalt(R) vs.Schwartz(R)
NY: Cuomo(D) vs.Nixon(D) vs.Hawkins(G) vs.Molinaro(R)
OH: DeWine(R) vs.Husted(R,Lt.Gov.) vs.Kucinich(D) vs.Sutton(D,Lt.Gov) vs.Taylor(R) vs.Jim Renacci (R) vs.Connie Pillich (D) vs.Schiavoni(D) vs.Whaley(D) vs.Cordray(D)
OK: Gary Richardson (R) vs.Johnson(D)
OR: Brown(D) vs.Scott Inman(D) vs.Buehler(R)
PA: Wolf(D) vs.Wagner(R) vs.Barletta(R)
RI: Raimondo(D) vs.Fung(R) vs.Morgan(R)
SC: McMaster(R) vs.McGill(R) vs.Pope(R) vs.Templeton(R) vs.Smith(D)
SD: Noem(R) vs.Jackley(R) vs.Sutton(D)
TN: Green(R) vs.Dean(D) vs.Black(R)
TX: Abbott(R) vs.Glass(L) vs.White(D) vs.Valdez(D)
VT: Scott(R) vs.Stern(D)
WI: Walker(R) vs.Harlow(D) vs.Vinehout(D) vs.Evers(D) vs.Roys(D)
WY: Throne(D) vs.Dahlin(R) vs.Gordon(R)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2017):
DE-D: Carney
IN-R: Holcomb
MO-R: Greitens
NH-R: Sununu
NC-D: Cooper
ND-R: Burgum
VT-R: Scott
WV-D: Justice

Retiring 2017-18:
AL-R: Robert Bentley(R)
(term-limited 2018)
CA-D: Jerry Brown
(term-limited 2018)
CO-D: John Hickenlooper
(term-limited 2018)
FL-R: Rick Scott
(term-limited 2018)
GA-R: Nathan Deal
(term-limited 2018)
IA-R: Terry Branstad
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
ID-R: Butch Otter
(retiring 2018)
KS-R: Sam Brownback
(term-limited 2018)
ME-R: Paul LePage
(term-limited 2018)
MI-R: Rick Snyder
(term-limited 2018)
MN-D: Mark Dayton
(retiring 2018)
NM-R: Susana Martinez
(term-limited 2018)
OH-R: John Kasich
(term-limited 2018)
OK-R: Mary Fallin
(term-limited 2018)
SC-R: Nikki Haley
(appointed ambassador, 2017)
SD-R: Dennis Daugaard
(term-limited 2018)
TN-R: Bill Haslam
(term-limited 2018)
WY-R: Matt Mead
(term-limited 2018)
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