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Current U.S. State attorneys general by party affiliation

The state attorney general in each of the 50 U.S. states and territories is the chief legal advisor to the state government and the state's chief law enforcement officer. In some states, the attorney general serves as the head of a state department of justice, with responsibilities similar to those of the United States Department of Justice.

The current party composition of the state Attorneys General are:

The composition for territories and districts are:

Attorneys general are popularly elected in 43 states and in Guam. In Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Wyoming, as well as in the other territories, the attorney general is appointed by the governor, while the mayor makes the appointment in the District of Columbia. The attorneys general of Maine and of Tennessee are elected by the Maine Legislature and by the Tennessee Supreme Court respectively.[1]

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List of attorneys general by U.S. states and territories:

Current Attorney GeneralStatePartyAssumed officeTerm expiresLaw School
Luther StrangeAlabamaRep20112015Tulane University
Michael GeraghtyAlaskaRep2010Appointed by GovernorSeattle University
Talauega Eleasalo AleAmerican SamoaDem2014Appointed by GovernorDrake University
Tom HorneArizonaRep20112015Harvard University
Dustin McDanielArkansasDem20072015University of Arkansas
Kamala HarrisCaliforniaDem20112015University of California, Hastings
John SuthersColoradoRep20052015University of Colorado
George JepsenConnecticutDem20112015Harvard University
Beau BidenDelawareDem20072015Syracuse University
Irvin B. NathanDistrict of ColumbiaDem2011Appointed by MayorColumbia University
Pam BondiFloridaRep20112015Stetson University
Sam OlensGeorgiaRep20112015Emory University
Leonardo RapadasGuamNonpartisan20112015Willamette University
David M. LouieHawaiiDem2010Appointed by GovernorUC Berkeley
Lawrence WasdenIdahoRep20032015University of Idaho
Lisa MadiganIllinoisDem20032015Loyola University Chicago
Greg ZoellerIndianaRep20092017Indiana University
Thomas John MillerIowaDem19952015Harvard University
Derek SchmidtKansasRep20112015Georgetown University
Jack ConwayKentuckyDem20082016George Washington University
Buddy CaldwellLouisianaRep20082016Tulane University
Janet T. MillsMaineDem2011Elected by the LegislatureUniversity of Maine
Doug GanslerMarylandDem20072015University of Virginia
Martha CoakleyMassachusettsDem20072015Boston University
Bill SchuetteMichiganRep20112015University of San Francisco
Lori SwansonMinnesotaDFL20072015William Mitchell College
Jim HoodMississippiDem20042016University of Mississippi
Chris KosterMissouriDem20092017University of Missouri
Tim FoxMontanaRep20132017University of Montana
Jon BruningNebraskaRep20022015University of Nebraska
Catherine Cortez MastoNevadaDem20072015Gonzaga University
Joseph FosterNew HampshireDem20132017 (Appointed by Governor)George Washington University
John Jay Hoffman (Acting)New JerseyRep2013Appointed by GovernorDuke University
Gary KingNew MexicoDem20072015University of New Mexico
Eric SchneidermanNew YorkDem20112015Harvard University
Roy A. CooperNorth CarolinaDem20012017University of North Carolina
Wayne StenehjemNorth DakotaRep20012015University of North Dakota
Joey San NicolasNorthern Mariana IslandsRep20122015William Mitchell College of Law
Mike DeWineOhioRep20112015Ohio Northern University
Scott PruittOklahomaRep20112015University of Tulsa
Ellen RosenblumOregonDem20122017University of Oregon
Kathleen KanePennsylvaniaDem20132017Temple University
César MirandaPuerto RicoDem20142017University of Puerto Rico
Peter KilmartinRhode IslandDem20112015Roger Williams University
Alan WilsonSouth CarolinaRep20112015University of South Carolina
Marty JackleySouth DakotaRep20092015University of South Dakota
Robert E. Cooper, Jr.TennesseeDem20062014 (appointed by TN Supreme Court)Yale Law School
Greg AbbottTexasRep20022015Vanderbilt University
Vincent FrazerU.S. Virgin IslandsDem2006Appointed by GovernorHoward University
Sean ReyesUtahRep20132017University of California, Berkeley
William SorrellVermontDem19972015Cornell University
Mark HerringVirginiaDem20142018University of Richmond
Bob FergusonWashingtonDem20132016New York University
Patrick MorriseyWest VirginiaRep20132016Rutgers University
J. B. Van HollenWisconsinRep20072015University of Wisconsin
Peter K. MichaelWyomingRep2013Appointed by GovernorYale University

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  1. ^ "About NAAG". National Association of Attorneys General. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 

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