Bjorkman announces candidacy

Bjorkman announces candidacy
Bridgewater attorney Tim Bjorkman has announced his candidacy for the First Judicial Circuit Court position being vacated by Judge Ronald K. Miller.

Miller has decided not to seek re-election.

Bjorkman, a Kimball native and a 1982 graduate of The University of South Dakota School of Law, has practiced law for the past 22 years in McCook County. He has tried a wide array of civil and criminal cases to state and federal court juries across southeastern South Dakota.

Bjorkman is concluding a four-year term on the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles, and also serves as chairman of the State Bar's South Dakota Civil Pattern Jury Instruction Committee, the 20-member panel that crafts model instructions on the law for use in jury trials.

He has previously served on the South Dakota Trial Lawyers? Board of Governors, various other State Bar committees, on the Board of Directors of the USD Law School Foundation, and is active in his community and church. He and his wife, Carol Kay, residents of Canistota, have four sons ranging in age from 21 to 14.

Clay County is included in the First Judicial Circuit.

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