The Hoover State Office Building, in Des Moines, houses the office of the Iowa Attorney General
Samuel Allen Rice
John H. Mitchell
Norman A. Erbe
Richard C. Turner
Tom J. Miller
The List of IowaAttorneys General includes those elected to and appointed to the post of (U.S. state of) Iowa Attorney General; the office was created February 9, 1853. The Attorney General's office is housed in the Lucas State Office Building in Des Moines.
The powers and duties of the office include: representing the departments and agencies of state government; taking action for citizens in consumer protection and other areas; enforcing the state's environmental protection laws; playing a central role in the criminal justice system; and providing assistance and advocacy for the victims of crime. The Attorney General also issues legal opinions on questions of law submitted by elected or appointed state officials and defends all tort claim actions against the state. Iowa is unique in that its Attorney General belongs to the judicial branch of government, as opposed to the executive branch of government, as do 48 of the other 50 states.