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Alabama

Steve Marshall (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2019

Alabama

Steve Marshall (R)

48th Attorney General of Alabama

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Alabama State Code Title 36 Chapter 15 Art. 1

Solicitor general: Andrew Brasher

Alaska

Jahna Lindemuth (I)

Assumed Office: 2016

Term Ends: 2018

Alaska

Jahna Lindemuth (I)

32nd Attorney General of Alaska

Assumed office: 2016

Term ends: 2018

Term length: Unspecified (AG serves at will of governor)

Selection process: Appointed

Legal authority: Alaska State Statutes Title 44 Chapter 23 § 10

American Samoa

Talauega Eleasalo Ale (D)

Assumed Office: 2014

Term Ends: 2018

American Samoa

Talauega Eleasalo Ale (D)

9th Attorney General of American Samoa

Assumed office: 2014

Term ends: 2018

Term length: Unspecified (AG serves at will of Governor)

Selection process: Appointed by Gov.

Legal authority: Revised Constitution of American Samoa Art. IV § 11

Arizona

Mark Brnovich (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Arizona

Mark Brnovich (R)

26th Attorney General of Arizona

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Arizona State Constitution Art. V § 1

Solicitor general: Dominic Draye

Arkansas

Leslie Rutledge (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Arkansas

Leslie Rutledge (R)

56th Attorney General of Arkansas

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Arkansas State Constitution Amend. 73 § 1

Solicitor general: Lee Rudofsky

California

Xavier Becerra (D)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2019

California

Xavier Becerra (D)

33rd Attorney General of California

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: California State Constitution Art. V § 13

Solicitor general: Edward DuMont

Colorado

Cynthia Coffman (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Colorado

Cynthia Coffman (R)

38th Attorney General of Colorado

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Colorado State Constitution Art. IV § 1

Solicitor general: Frederick Yarger

Connecticut

George Jepsen (D)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

Connecticut

George Jepsen (D)

24th Attorney General of Connecticut

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Connecticut State Statutes Title 3 Chapter 35 § 3

Solicitor general: Jane Rosenberg

Delaware

Matthew Denn (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Delaware

Matthew Denn (D)

45th Attorney General of Delaware

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Delaware State Code Title 29 Chapter 25 § 2503

Solicitor general: Aaron Goldstein

District of Columbia

Karl Racine (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

District of Columbia

Karl Racine (D)

15th Attorney General of District of Columbia

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: None

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: District of Columbia Home Rule Act Part C-1 § 435

Florida

Pam Bondi (R)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

Florida

Pam Bondi (R)

37th Attorney General of Florida

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Florida State Constitution Art. IV § 10

Solicitor general: Amit Agarwall

Georgia

Chris Carr (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Georgia

Chris Carr (R)

48th Attorney General of Georgia

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Georgia State Constitution Art. V § 3

Solicitor general: Sarah Warren

Guam

Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Guam

Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson (R)

6th & 12th Attorney General of Guam

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Second Guam Constitutional Convention Art. IV § 6

Hawaii

Russell Suzuki (D)

Assumed Office: 2018

Term Ends: 2022

Hawaii

Russell Suzuki (D)

15th Attorney General of Hawaii

Assumed office: 2018

Term ends: 2022

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Appointed by Governor

Legal authority: Hawaii Revised State Statutes Division 1 § 26-7

Idaho

Lawrence Wasden (R)

Assumed Office: 2003

Term Ends: 2019

Idaho

Lawrence Wasden (R)

32nd Attorney General of Idaho

Assumed office: 2003

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Idaho State Constitution Art. IV § 1

Illinois

Lisa Madigan (D)

Assumed Office: 2003

Term Ends: 2019

Illinois

Lisa Madigan (D)

41st Attorney General of Illinois

Assumed office: 2003

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Illinois State Constitution Art. V § 2

Solicitor general: David Franklin

Indiana

Curtis Hill (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

Indiana

Curtis Hill (R)

43rd Attorney General of Indiana

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Indiana State Code Title 4 Art. VI Chapter 1

Solicitor general: Thomas Fisher

Iowa

Tom Miller (D)

Assumed Office: 1995

Term Ends: 2019

Iowa

Tom Miller (D)

31st & 33rd Attorney General of Iowa

Assumed office: 1995

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 2 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Iowa State Constitution Art. V § 12

Solicitor general: Jeffrey Thompson

Kansas

Derek Schmidt (R)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

Kansas

Derek Schmidt (R)

44th Attorney General of Kansas

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Kansas State Constitution Art. I § 1

Solicitor general: Stephen McAllister

Kentucky

Andy Beshear (D)

Assumed Office: 2016

Term Ends: 2020

Kentucky

Andy Beshear (D)

50th Attorney General of Kentucky

Assumed office: 2016

Term ends: 2020

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Kentucky State Constitution § 91

Louisiana

Jeff Landry (R)

Assumed Office: 2016

Term Ends: 2020

Louisiana

Jeff Landry (R)

45th Attorney General of Louisiana

Assumed office: 2016

Term ends: 2020

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Louisiana State Constitution Art. IV § 3

Solicitor general: Elizabeth Murrill

Maine

Janet Mills (D)

Assumed Office: 2012

Term Ends: 2020

Maine

Janet Mills (D)

55th & 57th Attorney General of Maine

Assumed office: 2012

Term ends: 2020

Term length: 2 years

Selection process: Elected by Legislature

Legal authority: Maine State Constitution Art. IX § 11

Maryland

Brian Frosh (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Maryland

Brian Frosh (D)

46th Attorney General of Maryland

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Maryland State Constitution Art. V § 1

Solicitor general: Steven Sullivan

Massachusetts

Maura Healey (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Massachusetts

Maura Healey (D)

59th Attorney General of Massachusetts

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Massachusetts State Statutes Part 1 Title 2 Chapter 12 § 1

Solicitor general: Elizabeth Dewar

Michigan

Bill Schuette (R)

Assumed Office: 2010

Term Ends: 2019

Michigan

Bill Schuette (R)

53rd Attorney General of Michigan

Assumed office: 2010

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Michigan State Constitution Art. V § 21

Solicitor general: Aaron Lindstrom

Minnesota

Lori Swanson (D)

Assumed Office: 2007

Term Ends: 2019

Minnesota

Lori Swanson (D)

29th Attorney General of Minnesota

Assumed office: 2007

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Minnesota State Constitution Art. V § 1

Mississippi

Jim Hood (D)

Assumed Office: 2004

Term Ends: 2019

Mississippi

Jim Hood (D)

39th Attorney General of Mississippi

Assumed office: 2004

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Mississippi State Constitution Art. IV § 173

Missouri

Josh Hawley (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

Missouri

Josh Hawley (R)

42nd Attorney General of Missouri

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Missouri State Constitution Art. IV § 12

Solicitor general: D. John Sauer

Montana

Tim Fox (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

Montana

Tim Fox (R)

24th Attorney General of Montana

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Montana State Constitution Art. VI § 1

Solicitor general: Dale Schowengerdt

Nebraska

Doug Peterson (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Nebraska

Doug Peterson (R)

32nd Attorney General of Nebraska

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Nebraska State Constitution Art. IV § 1

Solicitor general: James Smith

Nevada

Adam Laxalt (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Nevada

Adam Laxalt (R)

33rd Attorney General of Nevada

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Nevada State Constitution Art. V § 19

Solicitor general: Lawrence Van Dyke

New Hampshire

Gordon MacDonald (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

New Hampshire

Gordon MacDonald (R)

30th Attorney General of New Hampshire

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Appointed by Governor

Legal authority: New Hampshire State Constitution Art. 46

New Jersey

Gurbir Grewal (NP)

Assumed Office: 2018

Term Ends: 2022

New Jersey

Gurbir Grewal (NP)

61st Attorney General of New Jersey

Assumed office: 2018

Term ends: 2022

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Appointed by Governor

Legal authority: New Jersey State Constitution Art. V § 4

New Mexico

Hector Balderas (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

New Mexico

Hector Balderas (D)

31st Attorney General of New Mexico

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: New Mexico State Constitution Art. V § 1

New York

Barbara Underwood (D)

Assumed Office: 2018

Term Ends: 2019

New York

Barbara Underwood (D)

66th Attorney General of New York

Assumed office: 2018

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: New York State Constitution Art. V § 1

North Carolina

Josh Stein (D)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

North Carolina

Josh Stein (D)

50th Attorney General of North Carolina

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: North Carolina State Constitution Art. III § 7

North Dakota

Wayne Stenehjem (R)

Assumed Office: 2000

Term Ends: 2019

North Dakota

Wayne Stenehjem (R)

29th Attorney General of North Dakota

Assumed office: 2000

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 2 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: North Dakota State Constitution Art. V § 2

Solicitor general: Douglas Bahr

Northern Mariana Islands

Edward Manibusan (D)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Northern Mariana Islands

Edward Manibusan (D)

10th Attorney General of Northern Mariana Islands

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Constitution Art.III § 11

Ohio

Mike DeWine (R)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

Ohio

Mike DeWine (R)

50th Attorney General of Ohio

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Ohio State Constitution Art. III § 1

Solicitor general: Eric Murphy

Oklahoma

Mike Hunter (R)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2019

Oklahoma

Mike Hunter (R)

18th Attorney General of Oklahoma

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Oklahoma State Constitution Art. VI § 1

Solicitor general: Mithun Mansinghani

Oregon

Ellen Rosenblum (D)

Assumed Office: 2012

Term Ends: 2021

Oregon

Ellen Rosenblum (D)

17th Attorney General of Oregon

Assumed office: 2012

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Oregon Revised State Statutes Vol. 2 Chapter 180

Solicitor general: Benjamin Gutman

Pennsylvania

Josh Shapiro (D)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

Pennsylvania

Josh Shapiro (D)

50th Attorney General of Pennsylvania

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Pennsylvania State Constitution Art. IV § 4.1

Solicitor general: Bruce Castor

Puerto Rico

Wanda Vàzquez Garced (I)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2021

Puerto Rico

Wanda Vàzquez Garced (I)

15th Attorney General of Puerto Rico

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2021

Term length: Unspecified (AG serves at will of Governor)

Selection process: Appointed by Gov.

Legal authority: Constitution of Puerto Rico Article IV

Rhode Island

Peter Kilmartin (D)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

Rhode Island

Peter Kilmartin (D)

73rd Attorney General of Rhode Island

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Rhode Island State Statutes Title 42 Chapter 9 § 1

South Carolina

Alan Wilson (R)

Assumed Office: 2011

Term Ends: 2019

South Carolina

Alan Wilson (R)

51st Attorney General of South Carolina

Assumed office: 2011

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: South Carolina State Statutes Art. V § 24

Solicitor general: Robert Cooke

South Dakota

Marty Jackley (R)

Assumed Office: 2009

Term Ends: 2019

South Dakota

Marty Jackley (R)

30th Attorney General of South Dakota

Assumed office: 2009

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: South Dakota State Constitution Art. IV § 7

Tennessee

Herbert Slatery (R)

Assumed Office: 2014

Term Ends: 2022

Tennessee

Herbert Slatery (R)

27th Attorney General of Tennessee

Assumed office: 2014

Term ends: 2022

Term length: 8 years

Selection process: Appointed by Supreme Court

Legal authority: Tennessee State Constitution Art. VI § 5

Solicitor general: Andree Blumstein

Texas

Ken Paxton (R)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

Texas

Ken Paxton (R)

51st Attorney General of Texas

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Texas State Constitution Art. IV § 1

Solicitor general: Scott Keller

Utah

Sean Reyes (R)

Assumed Office: 2013

Term Ends: 2021

Utah

Sean Reyes (R)

21st Attorney General of Utah

Assumed office: 2013

Term ends: 2021

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Utah State Constitution Art. VII § 1

Solicitor general: Tyler Green

US Virgin Islands

Claude Walker (I)

Assumed Office: 2015

Term Ends: 2019

US Virgin Islands

Claude Walker (I)

17th Attorney General of US Virgin Islands

Assumed office: 2015

Term ends: 2019

Term length: Unspecified (AG serves at will of Governor)

Selection process: Appointed by Gov.

Legal authority: Revised Organic Act of the Virgin Islands § 11

Solicitor general: Pamela Tepper

Vermont

T.J. Donovan (D)

Assumed Office: 2017

Term Ends: 2019

Vermont

T.J. Donovan (D)

26th Attorney General of Vermont

Assumed office: 2017

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 2 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Vermont State Statutes Title 3 Chapter 7 § 151

Virginia

Mark Herring (D)

Assumed Office: 2014

Term Ends: 2022

Virginia

Mark Herring (D)

47th Attorney General of Virginia

Assumed office: 2014

Term ends: 2022

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Virginia State Constitution Art. V § 15

Solicitor general: Stuart Raphael

Washington

Bob Ferguson (D)

Assumed Office: 2013

Term Ends: 2020

Washington

Bob Ferguson (D)

18th Attorney General of Washington

Assumed office: 2013

Term ends: 2020

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Washington State Constitution Art. III § 3

Solicitor general: Noah Purcell

West Virginia

Patrick Morrissey (R)

Assumed Office: 2013

Term Ends: 2020

West Virginia

Patrick Morrissey (R)

34th Attorney General of West Virginia

Assumed office: 2013

Term ends: 2020

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: West Virginia State Constitution Art. VII § 1

Solicitor general: Elbert Lin

Wisconsin

Brad Schimel (R)

Assumed Office: 2014

Term Ends: 2019

Wisconsin

Brad Schimel (R)

44th Attorney General of Wisconsin

Assumed office: 2014

Term ends: 2019

Term length: 4 years

Selection process: Elected

Legal authority: Wisconsin State Constitution Art. VI § 1

Solicitor general: Misha Tseytlin

Wyoming

Peter Michael (R)

Assumed Office: 2013

Term Ends: 2019

Wyoming

Peter Michael (R)

37th Attorney General of Wyoming

Assumed office: 2013

Term ends: 2019

Term length: Unspecified (AG serves at will of Governor)

Selection process: Appointed by Governor

Legal authority: Wyoming State Statutes Title 9 Chapter 1 Art. 6 § 1