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Governor Daugaard Names Greg Stoltenburg As Third Circuit Judge


            Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard

500 E. Capitol Ave.

Pierre, S.D. 57501

(605) 773-3212


 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

CONTACT:  Tony Venhuizen or Joe Kafka at 605-773-3212


                                    Governor Daugaard Names Greg Stoltenburg As Third Circuit Judge


PIERRE, S.D – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Greg Stoltenburg as a circuit judge in South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit.


Stoltenburg will fill the upcoming vacancy caused by the retirement of Judge David Gienapp, which is effective at the end of the year.  The Third Circuit includes Beadle, Brookings, Clark, Codington, Deuel, Kingsbury, Grant, Hamlin, Hand, Jerauld, Lake, Miner, Moody, and Sanborn counties.


“Greg has served our nation in uniform and his community as state’s attorney,” Gov. Daugaard said.  “He is an experienced and respected attorney, and I’m pleased that he has agreed to serve as circuit judge.”


Stoltenburg is a native of Clear Lake, where he has been in private practice with the law firm of Gunderson, Evenson, Boyd, Knight and Stoltenburg, LLP since 1996 and has served as the Deuel County state’s attorney.


“I am honored to be appointed as a circuit judge,” Stoltenburg said.  “I look forward to serving the citizens of South Dakota in this important role, and I would especially like to thank Governor Daugaard for his trust and confidence in appointing me to this position.”



About Greg Stoltenburg

Stoltenburg is a graduate of Clear Lake High School.  He graduated from South Dakota State University in 1986 with bachelor degrees in agricultural business and commercial economics.  Stoltenburg joined the South Dakota Army National Guard (SDARNG) in 1981, and served on active duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  He also volunteered for service following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Stoltenburg attended the University of South Dakota School of Law, graduating with honors in 1995.  Following graduation, he worked as a law clerk for Justice John K. Konenkamp of the South Dakota Supreme Court before returning to his hometown of Clear Lake in 1996 to practice law.   Stoltenburg has also continued his service in the SDARNG as a Judge Advocate, and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel.


In addition to his private practice, Stoltenburg was Deuel County deputy state’s attorney from 1996 to 2000, and has served as state’s attorney since he was first elected in 2000.


Stoltenburg is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake and is involved in many community organizations and events.  He and his wife, Lynn, have five children.