Judges appointed by Dennis Daugaard
In South Dakota, the governor makes a judicial appointment after candidates are recommended by a judicial nominating commission. After the governor appoints a judge to the Supreme Court, she or he must stand for retention in the next general election more than three years after taking office. Judges appointed to the circuit courts hold office until the end of the unexpired term.
The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.
|Lori Wilbur||South Dakota Supreme Court||2011 - 2014||Presiding Judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit|
|Cheryle Gering||South Dakota First Judicial Circuit||2011-present||Attorney, private practice|
|Robert A. Mandel||South Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit||2011-present|
|Craig A. Pfeifle||South Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit||2011-present|
|Patricia DeVaney||South Dakota Sixth Judicial Circuit||2012-present|
|Mark Salter||South Dakota Second Judicial Circuit||2013-present||Chief of Appellate Division, U.S. Attorney's Office|
|Patrick Smith||South Dakota First Judicial Circuit||10/2012-present||Davison County State's Attorney|
|Susan Sabers||South Dakota Second Judicial Circuit||1/2013-present||Attorney/partner, Fuller & Sabers|
|Mike Day||South Dakota Fourth Judicial Circuit||7/2013-2020||Attorney, Day Morris Law Firm, LLP|
|Robert Gusinsky||South Dakota Seventh Judicial Circuit||2013-2016||Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office|
|Rick Sommers||South Dakota Fifth Judicial Circuit||2014-Present||Attorney, Private practice|