Greg Zoeller

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Greg Zoeller
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42nd Attorney General of Indiana
In office
January 12, 2009 – January 9, 2017
GovernorMitch Daniels
Mike Pence
Preceded bySteve Carter
Succeeded byCurtis Hill
Personal details
Gregory Francis Zoeller

(1955-03-28) March 28, 1955 (age 64)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S
Political partyRepublican
EducationPurdue University, West Lafayette (BS)
Indiana University,

Gregory Francis Zoeller (born March 28, 1955)[1] was the 42nd attorney general of the U.S. state of Indiana, serving from 2009 to 2017. A Republican, he was elected in November 2008, defeating Democrat Linda Pence, and took office on January 12, 2009 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2012. He retired to run unsuccessfully for Congress.

Early life and education[edit]

Zoeller is a native of New Albany, Indiana. He is a graduate of Our Lady of Providence Catholic High School. He also graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He studied as an undergraduate at Purdue University and Indiana University, and holds "dual citizenship" as both a Boilermaker and an IU Hoosier.

Legal career[edit]

With a focus on consumer protection and public health and safety, Zoeller created and serves as co-chair of Indiana's Prescription Drug Task Force, is a member of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana, supports the expansion of School Resource Officers, and serves as the National Association of Attorneys General Tobacco Committee Co-Chair. Other accomplishments as Attorney General include enhanced privacy protections for Hoosiers through expansion of the Do Not Call law to include cell phones, and providing for parents to obtain credit freezes on behalf of their minor children to protect them from identity theft.[citation needed]

On September 9, 2014 Zoeller appealed the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage in Indiana. Zoeller also filed amicus briefs for other states.[2] This was marked by controversy, and while a few upcoming voters for the 2016 elections in Indiana criticized his decision, the vast majority supported him.[3][4][5]

Prior to state government, Zoeller spent ten years as an executive assistant to Dan Quayle - first in Senator Quayle's U.S. Senate office, and then in the Office of the Vice President of the United States. He also served in other government capacities and was in private practice for 10 years before joining the Attorney General's Office in 2001, serving as Chief Deputy until 2008.[citation needed]

Zoeller earned his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington in 1982.[citation needed]


Zoeller and his wife Kerrie have three children and live in Indianapolis.[citation needed]

Electoral history[edit]

Indiana Attorney General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Zoeller 1,318,147 50.75
Democratic Linda Pence 1,279,284 49.25
Indiana Attorney General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Zoeller (inc.) 1,453,334 58.02
Democratic Kay Fleming 1,051,504 41.98
Indiana's 9th Congressional District Republican Primary Election, 2016
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trey Hollingsworth 40,767 33.55
Republican Erin Houchin 30,396 25.01
Republican Greg Zoeller 26,554 21.85
Republican Brent Waltz 15,759 12.97
Republican Robert Hall 8,036 6.61


  1. ^ "Thurbert Baker 1952 - Google Search".
  2. ^ "Indiana AG reacts to same-sex marriage ruling". schurz-wsbt-tv. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  3. ^ "Indiana Attorney General Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Decision To Supreme Court". 21Alive. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  4. ^ Greg Zoeller (2 July 2014). "Greg Zoeller: State had obligation to appeal gay marriage ruling". Indianapolis Star.
  5. ^ IndyStar (16 May 2014). "Greg Zoeller cruel to appeal gay marriage ruling". Indianapolis Star.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Steve Carter
Attorney General of Indiana
Succeeded by
Curtis Hill