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]


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

Current Attorney General State Party Assumed office Term expires Law School
Luther Strange Alabama Rep 2011 2019 Tulane University
Craig W. Richards Alaska Rep 2014 Appointed by Governor Washington and Lee University
Talauega Eleasalo Ale American Samoa Dem 2014 Appointed by Governor Drake University
Mark Brnovich Arizona Rep 2015 2019 University of San Diego
Leslie Rutledge Arkansas Rep 2015 2019 University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Kamala Harris California Dem 2011 2019 University of California, Hastings
Cynthia Coffman Colorado Rep 2015 2019 Georgia State University
George Jepsen Connecticut Dem 2011 2019 Harvard Law School
Matthew Denn Delaware Dem 2015 2019 Yale Law School
Karl Racine District of Columbia Dem 2015 2019 University of Virginia
Pam Bondi Florida Rep 2011 2019 Stetson University
Sam Olens Georgia Rep 2011 2019 Emory University
Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson Guam Independent 2015 2019 Santa Clara University
Russell Suzuki (Acting) Hawaii Independent 2014 Appointed by Governor UC Berkeley
Lawrence Wasden Idaho Rep 2003 2019 University of Idaho
Lisa Madigan Illinois Dem 2003 2019 Loyola University Chicago
Greg Zoeller Indiana Rep 2009 2017 Indiana University
Thomas John Miller Iowa Dem 1995 2019 Harvard University
Derek Schmidt Kansas Rep 2011 2019 Georgetown University
Jack Conway Kentucky Dem 2008 2016 George Washington University
Buddy Caldwell Louisiana Rep 2008 2016 Tulane University
Janet T. Mills Maine Dem 2011 Elected by the Legislature University of Maine
Brian Frosh Maryland Dem 2015 2019 Columbia
Maura Healey Massachusetts Dem 2015 2019 Northeastern University School of Law
Bill Schuette Michigan Rep 2011 2019 University of San Francisco
Lori Swanson Minnesota DFL 2007 2019 William Mitchell College
Jim Hood Mississippi Dem 2004 2016 University of Mississippi
Chris Koster Missouri Dem 2009 2017 University of Missouri
Tim Fox Montana Rep 2013 2017 University of Montana
Doug Peterson Nebraska Rep 2015 2019 Pepperdine University
Adam Laxalt Nevada Rep 2015 2019 Georgetown University
Joseph Foster New Hampshire Dem 2013 2017 (Appointed by Governor) George Washington University
John Jay Hoffman (Acting) New Jersey Rep 2013 Appointed by Governor Duke University
Hector Balderas New Mexico Dem 2015 2019 University of New Mexico
Eric Schneiderman New York Dem 2011 2019 Harvard University
Roy A. Cooper North Carolina Dem 2001 2017 University of North Carolina
Wayne Stenehjem North Dakota Rep 2001 2019 University of North Dakota
Edward Manibusan Northern Mariana Islands Independent 2015 2019 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Mike DeWine Ohio Rep 2011 2019 Ohio Northern University
Scott Pruitt Oklahoma Rep 2011 2019 University of Tulsa
Ellen Rosenblum Oregon Dem 2012 2017 University of Oregon
Kathleen Kane Pennsylvania Dem 2013 2017 Temple University
César Miranda Puerto Rico[2] PPD/Dem 2014 2017 University of Puerto Rico
Peter Kilmartin Rhode Island Dem 2011 2019 Roger Williams University
Alan Wilson South Carolina Rep 2011 2019 University of South Carolina
Marty Jackley South Dakota Rep 2009 2019 University of South Dakota
Herbert Slatery Tennessee Rep 2014 2022 (appointed by TN Supreme Court) University of Tennessee
Ken Paxton Texas Rep 2015 2019 University of Virginia
Terri Griffiths (Acting) U.S. Virgin Islands Ind 2015 Appointed by Governor Southern Illinois University
Sean Reyes Utah Rep 2013 2017 University of California, Berkeley
William Sorrell Vermont Dem 1997 2017 Cornell University
Mark Herring Virginia Dem 2014 2018 University of Richmond
Bob Ferguson Washington Dem 2013 2016 New York University
Patrick Morrisey West Virginia Rep 2013 2016 Rutgers University
Brad Schimel Wisconsin Rep 2015 2019 University of Wisconsin
Peter K. Michael Wyoming Rep 2013 Appointed by Governor Yale University

See also[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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