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||2011-2022||Presiding judge, Sixth Judicial Circuit|
|Janine M. Kern||South Dakota Supreme Court||2015-2018||Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit|