State attorney general

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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, until after the 2014 election, 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
Craig W. RichardsAlaskaRep2014Appointed by GovernorWashington and Lee University
Talauega Eleasalo AleAmerican SamoaDem2014Appointed by GovernorDrake University
Mark BrnovichArizonaRep20152019University of San Diego
Dustin McDanielArkansasDem20072015University of Arkansas
Kamala HarrisCaliforniaDem20112015University of California, Hastings
John SuthersColoradoRep20052015University of Colorado
George JepsenConnecticutDem20112019Harvard Law School
Matthew DennDelawareDem20152019Yale Law School
Karl RacineDistrict of ColumbiaDem2011Appointed by MayorColumbia University
Pam BondiFloridaRep20112015Stetson University
Sam OlensGeorgiaRep20112015Emory University
Leonardo RapadasGuamIndependent20112015Willamette University
Russell Suzuki (Acting)HawaiiIndependent2014Appointed 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
Brian FroshMarylandDem20152019Columbia
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
Adam LaxaltNevadaRep20152019Georgetown University
Joseph FosterNew HampshireDem20132017 (Appointed by Governor)George Washington University
John Jay Hoffman (Acting)New JerseyRep2013Appointed by GovernorDuke University
Hector BalderasNew MexicoDem20152019University of New Mexico
Eric SchneidermanNew YorkDem20112015Harvard University
Roy A. CooperNorth CarolinaDem20012017University of North Carolina
Wayne StenehjemNorth DakotaRep20012015University of North Dakota
Gilbert BirnbrichNorthern Mariana IslandsIndependent20142015University of Toledo
Mike DeWineOhioRep20112015Ohio Northern University
Scott PruittOklahomaRep20112015University of Tulsa
Ellen RosenblumOregonDem20122017University of Oregon
Kathleen KanePennsylvaniaDem20132017Temple University
César MirandaPuerto Rico[2]Dem20142017University of Puerto Rico
Peter KilmartinRhode IslandDem20112015Roger Williams University
Alan WilsonSouth CarolinaRep20112015University of South Carolina
Marty JackleySouth DakotaRep20092015University of South Dakota
Herbert SlateryTennesseeRep20142022 (appointed by TN Supreme Court)University of Tennessee
Ken PaxtonTexasRep20152019University of Virginia
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
Brad SchimelWisconsinRep20152019University of Wisconsin
Peter K. MichaelWyomingRep2013Appointed by GovernorYale University

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About NAAG". National Association of Attorneys General. Retrieved 24 January 2013. 
  2. ^ The title of the head of Puerto Rico's Justice Department is the Secretary of Justice, not Attorney General.

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