Nevada Attorney General

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Attorney General of Nevada
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Seal of the Attorney General
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Incumbent
Adam Laxalt

since January 5, 2015
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, two term limit
Inaugural holder George A. Nourse
1864
Formation Nevada Constitution
Website Office of the Attorney General

The Nevada Attorney General is the top legal officer for the state of Nevada. The functions of the office are set forth in Nevada Revised Statutes, Chapter 228. The Attorney General represents the people of Nevada in civil and criminal matters before trial, appellate and the supreme courts of Nevada and the United States. The Attorney General also serves as legal counsel to state officers and, with few exceptions, to state agencies, boards and commissions.

The Attorney General may also work with or help district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice. In addition, the Attorney General establishes and operates projects and programs to protect Nevadans from fraud or illegal activities that target consumers or threaten public safety, and enforces laws that safeguard the environment and natural resources. Under the state Constitution, the Attorney General is elected to a four-year term. To meet its statutory obligations the office is divided into the following:

The current Nevada Attorney General is Adam Laxalt, who succeeded Catherine Cortez Masto.

List of Attorneys General[edit]

  Democratic (16)   Republican (11)   Silver (6)

# Attorney General Party Term start Term end
1 George A. Nourse   Republican 1864 1867
2 Robert M. Clarke   Republican 1867 1871
3 Luther A. Buckner   Democratic 1871 1875
4 John R. Kittrell   Democratic 1875 1879
5 Michael A. Murphy   Republican 1879 1883
6 William H. Davenport   Republican 1883 1887
7 John F. Alexander   Republican 1887 1891
8 James D. Torreyson   Republican 1891 1895
9 Robert M. Beatty   Silver 1895 1896
10 James R. Judge   Silver 1896 1899
11 William D. Jones   Silver 1899 1901
12 William Woodburn   Silver 1901 1903
13 James G. Sweeney   SilverDemocratic 1903 1907
14 Richard C. Stoddard   SilverDemocratic 1907 1911
15 Cleveland H. Baker   Democratic 1911 1912
16 George B. Thatcher   Democratic 1912 1919
17 Leonard B. Fowler   Democratic 1919 1923
18 Michael A. Diskin   Democratic 1923 1931
19 Gray Mashburn   Democratic 1931 1943
20 Alan Bible   Democratic 1943 1951
21 William T. Mathews   Democratic 1951 1955
22 Harvey Dickerson   Democratic 1955 1959
23 Roger D. Foley   Democratic 1959 1962
24 Charles E. Springer   Democratic 1962 1963
25 Harvey Dickerson   Democratic 1963 1971
26 Robert List   Republican 1971 1979
27 Richard Bryan   Democratic 1979 1983
28 Brian McKay   Republican 1983 1991
29 Frankie Sue Del Papa   Democratic 1991 2003
30 Brian Sandoval   Republican 2003 2005
31 George Chanos   Republican 2005 2007
32 Catherine Cortez Masto   Democratic 2007 2015
33 Adam Laxalt   Republican 2015 present

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