California Attorney General

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Attorney General of California
Seal of California.svg
California State Seal
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Incumbent
Kamala Harris

since January 3, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, two term limit
Inaugural holderEdward J. C. Kewen
1849
FormationCalifornia Constitution
WebsiteOffice of the Attorney General
 
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Attorney General of California
Seal of California.svg
California State Seal
=
Incumbent
Kamala Harris

since January 3, 2011
StyleThe Honorable
Term lengthFour years, two term limit
Inaugural holderEdward J. C. Kewen
1849
FormationCalifornia Constitution
WebsiteOffice of the Attorney General
The California Attorney General's main office in Sacramento is housed in this building

The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of California. The officer's duty is to ensure that "the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced" (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13.) The Attorney General carries out the responsibilities of the office through the California Department of Justice.

The Attorney General is elected to a four-year term, with a maximum of two terms. The election is held at the same statewide election as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Insurance Commissioner. The current Attorney General is Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco District Attorney, who has made mortgage relief a significant priority.

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Duties

According to the state Constitution and the California Government Code, the Attorney General:

Notable attorneys general from California

For a comprehensive list, see List of Attorneys General of California.

See also

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