The Florida Attorney General is an elected cabinet official in the U.S. state of Florida. The attorney general serves as the chief legal officer of the state.
The office is one of only three elected state cabinet posts, along with the Chief Financial Officer and Agriculture Commissioner. The current attorney general is Pam Bondi, who took office on January 4, 2011. Her term will expire on January 6, 2015.
Election and terms of office 
As with the other two cabinet posts and the office of lieutenant governor, there is a limit of two four-year terms for the Attorney General. The Governor of Florida is restricted to two consecutive terms, with no lifetime limit on the number of terms he or she may serve.
The Attorney General appoints the Florida Solicitor General who serves at their pleasure. The current solicitor is Timothy Osterhaus.
In the event that the offices of the governor of Florida and lieutenant governor of Florida are vacated, the attorney general then becomes governor.
Removal from office 
The Florida Attorney General can be impeached for committing a "misdemeanor in office" by the State Legislature, and convicted and thereby removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the State Senate.
Office holders 
Augustus Maxwell, 1846-1848
James Westcott, Jr., 1868
See also