State attorney general
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.
List of attorneys general by U.S. states and territories:
- "About NAAG". National Association of Attorneys General. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- The title of the head of Puerto Rico's Justice Department is the Secretary of Justice, not Attorney General.
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