New AG Corner
Besides highlighting the new attorneys general as they take office, the New AG Corner will contain important training materials and other resources that will educate new AG's and their key deputies on affirmative legal issues that all AG's address, such as antitrust, consumer protection, immigration, employment, criminal justice, predatory lending, and developing working relationships with civil society.
Recruitment and Retention within the offices of the state attorneys general, Memo to Attorneys General-Elect from James E. Tierney (November 2008)
Overview of the Powers and Duties of the Office of State Attorney General, Memo to Attorneys General-Elect from James E. Tierney (November 2014)
Getting Started, Memo to Attorneys General-Elect from James E. Tierney (November 25, 2006)
The Planning and Conduct of an Attorney General Retreat, prepared for the NAAG Management Series from James E. Tierney (1994)
State Attorneys General Results - 2014
The 2014 election cycle included thirty-seven (37) Attorney General posts, nineteen (19) of which were in Republican hands and eighteen (18) of which were in Democratic hands. The twenty (20) incumbent Attorneys General who ran for election were successful. Twelve (12) – in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah - are Republican and eight (8) - in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – are Democrats.
CWAG 2014 ELECTION ROUNDUP
November 5, 2014
MEET THE NEW CWAG ATTORNEYS GENERAL:
Arizona: Mark Brnovich (R), at 53.3% over Felecia Rotellini (D) at 46.7%
Mark Brnovich, pronounced, "Burn-O-Vich", earned his undergraduate degree in political science from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. He was in charge of the state department of gaming for Arizona from 2009-2013, when he resigned in anticipation of running for attorney general in 2014. His history has not been limited to state government, however. Brnovich previously worked for the high-profile conservative Goldwater Institute as well as the private-prison firm Corrections Corporation of America.
Colorado: Cynthia Coffman (R) at 53% over Don Quick (D) at 41.1%
Cynthia Coffman. Cynthia Coffman is a dedicated public servant, attorney and leader. Her legal career began 23 years ago in the Georgia Attorney General's Office. As a courtroom attorney, Cynthia defended the state's juvenile justice system and public health department. A few years later, the opportunity to work as a lawyer for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta turned into a life-changing experience. Following her initial assignment in Finance & Management Services, Cynthia went on to work in risk management during the Games. On July 27, 1996, a domestic terrorist detonated pipe bombs in Olympic Park during a celebratory concert. One innocent spectator was killed and scores more were badly injured. Cynthia acted as the primary liaison with the victims and their families demonstrating her compassion and resolve to fight for justice. In 1997, on a post-Olympics visit to the Rocky Mountains, Cynthia decided to pursue her dream of moving to Colorado. She has been a proud and happy resident of the Centennial State for the last seventeen years. Cynthia's first job in Denver was working for the Colorado General Assembly's Office of Legislative Council. She staffed the Senate Judiciary Committee and assisted with a study of the state's adult parole system. After a brief time in private practice, Cynthia was recruited by Jane Norton to join her senior management team at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Cynthia served first as the agency's Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs and later as its Deputy Executive Director. She gained extensive experience with environmental issues related to air and water quality, hazardous waste regulation, and environmental health. On the public health side of the house, Cynthia worked on statewide bioterrorism and emergency planning efforts, disease control and prevention, maternal and child health programs, and hospital and health facility regulation. In 2004, Cynthia moved to the State Capitol, where she had the honor of serving Colorado Governor Bill Owens as his Chief Counsel. Then, in March of 2005, newly- appointed Attorney General John Suthers selected Cynthia as his Chief Deputy. She has proudly filled this role for the past 9 ½ years, acting as chief of staff and chief operating officer for the largest law firm in the State of Colorado. Cynthia also serves as vice chairman of the Safe2Tell™ board of directors. Safe2Tell™ is a nonprofit organization providing students in all Colorado schools with the ability to prevent and report violence by making anonymous calls, web and text reports. She currently is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Commission on the Legal Profession. In September 2012, Colorado Law Week recognized Cynthia's accomplishments by naming her as the Best Public Sector Lawyer. A native Missourian, Cynthia graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She worked in development for children's hospitals and pediatric research for several years before completing law school at Georgia State University in Atlanta. Cynthia is married to Colorado U.S. Representative Mike Coffman.
Guam: Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson with 66.57% of the vote over Incumbent Lenny Rapadas, 33.43%
Nevada: Adam Paul Laxalt (R) at 46.2% over Ross Miller (D) at 45.3%
Adam Paul Laxalt is a father, a husband and a fourth-generation native Nevadan. He is a former Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Trained by the US Navy as a prosecutor and legal advisor, Adam served his country as a Judge Advocate General. While in the Navy, Adam volunteered to serve in a combat zone in Iraq. In Iraq at Forward Operating Base Camp Victory, Adam's team was in charge of more than 20,000 detainees during the Surge, keeping our troops and the world safer by assisting with the detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists. They were also in charge of training our military on proper evidence gathering in the field to ensure criminals and terrorists were able to be prosecuted successfully. Training Iraqi Prosecutors and Judges, they helped modernize their justice system. For his exemplary service, Adam was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal, and his Unit was awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award. Adam has served as a Special Assistant US Attorney, as an Assistant Professor of Law in the Leadership, Ethics, and the Law Department at the US Naval Academy and as a Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Throughout his time in military and government service, Adam has worked to put Americans' security first. Since departing the Navy, Adam has built a law practice in Las Vegas, solving problems for a wide array of Nevadans and Nevada businesses. As a community leader, Adam has worked with Nevadans facing the challenges of a difficult economy, difficulties often made worse by poor government leadership. Adam serves on the Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, the largest private social services agency in the state. Adam co-founded the Saint Thomas More Society, a legal ethics and leadership society that has sponsored numerous legal education and leadership events in Nevada. Adam was recently appointed by the Nevada State Bar to serve on a Civility Task Force to help work on increasing civility amongst lawyers in Nevada. Adam is running for Attorney General to protect the safety of Nevada's families, to preserve the liberty of Nevada's citizens and businesses and to stand up for Nevadans against federal government overreach. Adam graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University and also graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center. Adam and his wife Jaime live in Henderson with their daughter Sophia and their dogs, Hoya and Buckley.
New Mexico: Hector Balderas (D) at 58.1% over Susan Riedel (R) at 41.9%
Hector Balderas was raised by a single mother in the small village of Wagon Mound, New Mexico. Growing up in public housing and on food stamps, he learned the importance of compassion and respect, and gained the conviction that everyone - no matter their background - deserves the same opportunities to succeed. Through hard work and by overcoming tough financial hardship, Hector earned degrees from New Mexico Highlands University and the University of New Mexico Law School. He became the first person from Wagon Mound to graduate from law school and become an attorney. After law school, Hector turned down opportunities to work in the private sector and instead chose to pursue his passion for public service. He became a Bernalillo County Assistant District Attorney and quickly earned a reputation as a fierce advocate for fairness and justice. In December 2003, Hector returned to Wagon Mound with his wife and three young children to give back to his rural community. At age 29, with no prior political experience, Hector ran for a seat in the New Mexico House of Representatives. He defeated the heavily favored incumbent in the Democratic primary by a two-to-one margin and ultimately prevailed over his Republican opponent in the general election. During his tenure as State Representative, Hector brought Democrats and Republicans together to pass sweeping legislation to strengthen penalties for sexual predators; establish incentives for clean energy; invest in rural public schools; enact reforms to the criminal justice system; crack down on drunk drivers; and protect consumers from price gouging in times of emergency or disaster. Hector's bipartisan approach and legislative accomplishments led to recognition of his work by a diverse set of groups, ranging from the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce to the League of Conservation Voters. The New Mexico State Bar Association also acknowledged Hector for his achievements by naming him Outstanding Young Lawyer of New Mexico for 2006. While serving as State Representative, Hector became frustrated by the lack of accountability for local and state officials who wasted and abused taxpayer dollars without consequence. Pledging to New Mexicans to bring transparency to government's financial affairs, Hector was elected New Mexico's State Auditor in November 2006. At the time of his election, he became America's youngest Hispanic statewide elected official. As New Mexico's State Auditor, Hector inherited an underfunded office with audit oversight of $60 billion in assets collectively held by over 1000 government entities. He immediately pursued an aggressive agenda designed to protect taxpayer funds and hold government agencies accountable. Hector created a Special Investigations Division in his office that brings together investigators, accountants and attorneys to target complex fraud cases. He also launched a toll free, statewide hotline that any citizen can use to report suspected fraud, waste or abuse of public resources. During his time in office, Hector's aggressive efforts to target corruption have yielded historic results. His special audits and investigations exposed rampant financial mismanagement of taxpayer funds at New Mexico's regional housing authorities; revealed questionable public land deals given to private contractors by a former state land commissioner; identified the misuse of state vehicles at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission; found overbilling by private contractors at the New Mexico Corrections Department; and uncovered evidence related to the New Mexico Finance Authority's issuance of a fraudulent audit report for 2011. His special audit of the City of Sunland Park, which found widespread violations of law by certain city officials and employees, resulted in the first state government takeover of the management of a city. In addition, Hector's auditors uncovered the largest public school embezzlement in state history: a $3.3 million embezzlement scheme at the Jemez Mountain School District. Hector also led efforts to reform state laws to impose penalties on governments that fail to submit audits and to bring financial relief to rural governments struggling to pay high audit costs. Hector's aggressive and successful record of strengthening accountability in state and local government agencies has been lauded by independent groups and by New Mexico's voters, who reelected him in 2010 with overwhelming support from Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Also in 2010, Hector was awarded the New Frontier Award by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The annual award is given to Americans whose contributions in elective office or community service demonstrate the impact and value of public service in the spirit of John F. Kennedy. Hector lives in Albuquerque with his wife Denise and their three children, Hector Reyes Jr., Mariola, and Arianna. He is licensed to practice law in New Mexico and is a Certified Fraud Examiner. In addition he donates his time promoting financial literacy for at risk youth and advocating for the special needs community.
Northern Mariana Islands-Edward Eladio Manibuson, 65% over Michael Norita Evangelista, 35%. This is the first year for the attorney general to be elected instead of by governor appointment.
MEET THE NEW CWAG ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL:
Arkansas: Leslie Rutledge (R) at 51.6% over Nate Steel (D) at 43.2%
Leslie Rutledge, a seventh-generation Arkansan, was raised on a cattle farm in Independence County. Her mother taught at an elementary school and her father was a lawyer, as she would later become. Rutledge attended Southside School District public schools through high school graduation and went on to receive her bachelor's degree and law degree, both from the University of Arkansas. She launched her legal career in the Arkansas Court of Appeals, clerking for Judge Josephine Hart, and from there she was appointed Deputy Counsel to the office of former-Gov. Mike Huckabee. In this role, Rutledge counseled departments and agencies of the state government such as the banking and insurance departments, the oil and gas commission and public service commission. Rutledge also served as a deputy prosecutor for Lonoke County before rising to the state level as Attorney for the State of Arkansas' Division of Children and Family Services. She segued into private practice and now works at a firm specializing in election, administrative and state and local government law. She is admitted to practice in her home state of Arkansas, as well as Washington D.C. and before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Massachusetts: Maura Healey (D) at 61.8% over John Miller (R) at 38.2%
Maura Healey. For seven years, Maura helped lead the Attorney General's Office, ultimately overseeing more than half of the office's 500 employees. She began as Chief of the Civil Rights Division and went on to direct two of the office's most prominent divisions: the Public Protection & Advocacy Bureau and the Business & Labor Bureau. She knows firsthand how important the Attorney General's work is for Massachusetts families and businesses. Earlier in her career, Maura was a prosecutor in Middlesex County and a litigation partner at WilmerHale, one of Boston's most prestigious law firms. Proving that height is only a number, Maura also spent two years as a 5'4" starting point guard on a professional basketball team. Maura is the oldest of five children. Her mother was a school nurse, her father a captain in the Navy and an engineer, and her stepfather taught history and coached high school sports. Maura's family roots are in Newburyport and along the North Shore, where her grandfathers worked on the fishing docks of Gloucester, at the post office, and in the General Electric factory. From her parents and grandparents, Maura learned the value of hard work, discipline, and an education. After graduating from public high school, Maura left her small town to attend Harvard College, where she majored in government and was the captain of the basketball team. After two years as a starting point guard for a professional basketball team in Austria, Maura returned to Massachusetts to attend law school at Northeastern University. Maura lives in Charlestown with her partner.
Nebraska: Doug Peterson (R) at 66.5% over Janet Stewart (D) at 33.5%
Doug Peterson was born and raised in Nebraska, has been practicing law for almost 30 years. Doug has experience in private practice as well as previously serving Nebraskans as a Deputy County Attorney in North Platte and serving as Nebraska's Assistant Attorney General. Doug is not a career politician. He's just another Nebraskan who has worked hard to build a career and raise a family in this great State. Now that his children have grown into honest, hard working adults, Doug and his wife Sandi have agreed that it's time for Doug give back to our State by seeking election as Nebraska's next Attorney General. Some of Doug's core beliefs are that life is sacred and its dignity must be protected from the womb to a person's final breath. He is a fiscal conservative who recognizes that the tax payer's money is to be faithfully stewarded, not wasted. He believes that both the U.S. Constitution and the Nebraska Constitution provide very specific and limited roles for government and that the State is neither effective nor qualified when it chooses to go beyond those roles. Through his experience as an attorney in Nebraska, Doug has learned that he is wired to be an advocate. He is more of a "work horse" than a "show horse." He believes talk is cheap and deeds are precious. Doug prefers the quiet satisfaction of a job well done to public recognition or praise. He has had the chance to represent some salt of the earth Nebraskans in his private legal practice. This experience has given him great pleasure in being able to help clients through complex legal situations. Now, at this stage of his career, Doug is ready and willing to apply his skills as an advocate for the citizens of Nebraska, serving as Attorney General for this great State.
Texas: Ken Paxton (R) at 58.8% over Sam Houston (D) at 38%
On May 27th, Ken Paxton won the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General, earning almost 64% of the vote. The son of an Air Force veteran, Senator Paxton has consistently been recognized as a conservative, stalwart leader with a deep passion and respect for our U.S. Constitution. He is known for his principled and uncompromising devotion to America's founding values - a man who has demonstrated enormous political courage throughout his service to Texas. In the Texas legislature, Ken worked to protect the 10th Amendment, fighting efforts by President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Holder to infringe upon Texas' state sovereignty. He co-sponsored and defended Texas' Voter ID bill, and has been a prominent voice in the defense of religious liberty. A defender of our free enterprise system, Senator Paxton has opposed government regulations which harm Texas jobs and economic growth. As a Texas State Senator, he vigorously opposed the expansion of Obamacare and will continue to do so as Attorney General.
Wisconsin: Brad Schimel (R) at 51.6% over Susan Happ (D) at 45.4%
Brad Schimel has served as Waukesha County District Attorney since his election in 2006. In 2011 he was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Judicial Council and on the Wisconsin Crime Victim Council. He is an Instructor in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Department at Waukesha County Technical College and a former Adjunct Instructor at Concordia University. Brad Schimel is law enforcement's choice for Attorney General. He has earned the support of more than 89 elected Republican AND Democratic law enforcement officials. He and his wife Sandi raise their two daughters in Waukesha County where Brad has been theDistrict Attorney since 2006. Brad has been a Harley-Davidson owner for more than two decades. For nearly a quarter century, Brad Schimel has been a frontline prosecutor. Schimel has conducted more than 150 Jury trials ranging from First Degree Intentional Homicide to traffic offenses. It is not just law enforcement professionals who support Brad Schimel, however. His work has won praise from his constituents who continue to re-elect him, and from victims' advocates who continue to honor him. For example, he's been named Wisconsin Association of Victim and Witness Professionals "Wisconsin Professional of the Year" for his work on behalf of victims of sexual assault. As Waukesha County District Attorney, Schimel is the chief law enforcement officer in the county and supervises 16 attorneys and three dozen support staff. In 2011, Brad was appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Judicial Council, and in that same year he was appointed to the Wisconsin Crime Victim Council. He currently serves in a leadership capacity as the Secretary. He is a Founding Member of the Waukesha County Victim Impact Panel for intoxicated drivers and President of the Preventing Alcohol-Related Crashes (PARC) Task Force, 2004-2011. Brad Schimel is an educator. He serves as an instructor in the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Department at Waukesha County Technical College and is a former adjunct instructor at Concordia University. Respected by his peers, he is a regular presenter at conferences throughout Wisconsin for prosecutors, attorneys, law enforcement officers, teachers, child protection workers and medical professionals. Sought after for his knowledge and experience as a successful prosecutor, Brad has also presented at conferences for the Colorado Association of District Attorneys Conference and the Oklahoma Association of District Attorneys Conference. Brad is deeply involved in a variety of community and volunteer activities both professionally and privately. He is a current board member and Past President of Board of Safe Babies/Healthy Families; serves as a Lector for St. Anthony on the Lake Parish; a Board of Directors member for the Waukesha Food Pantry; a member of Rotary Club of Waukesha; and has served as President and member of the Board of Directors forInterfaith Senior Programs. Brad earned his Juris Doctorate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1990) and is a graduate of Mukwonago High School and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1987). He began his career as a prosecutor in 1990 when he joined the Waukesha County District Attorney's office. His family also includes a rescue dog and two rescue cats. In his "spare" time, Brad plays bass in the classic rock band "4 On the Floor" and is a Harley-Davidson enthusiast and served seven years as a Road Captain for the Kettle Moraine Chapter-Harley Owners' Group.
OTHER CWAG RACES:
California: Incumbent Kamala Harris (D) at 56.2% over Ron Gold (R) at 43.8%
Idaho: Incumbent Lawrence Wasden (R) at 68% over Bruce Bistline (D) at 31.6%
North Dakota: Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem (R) at 74.2% over Kiara Kraus-Parr (D) at 25.8%
South Dakota: Incumbent Marty Jackley (R) at 82% over Chad Haber (Libertarian) at 18%
Utah: Incumbent Sean Reyes (R) at 62.7% over Charles Stormont (D) at 27.5%
OTHER CWAG ASSOCIATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL RACES:
Connecticut: Incumbent George Jepsen (D) at 56.3% over Kie Westby (R) at 41.7%
Florida: Incumbent Pam Bondi (R) at 55.2% over George Sheldon (D) at 41.9%
Iowa: Incumbent Tom Miller (D) at 56.1% over Adam Gregg (R) at 43.9%
Michigan: Incumbent Bill Schuette (R) at 52.1% over Mark Totten (D) at 44.2%
Oklahoma: Incumbent Scott Pruitt (R) is re-elected, ran unopposed.
Rhode Island: Incumbent Peter Kilmartin (D) at 56.8% over Dawson Hodgson (R) at 43.2%
Vermont: Incumbent Bill Sorrell (D) at 58.7% over Shane McCormack (R) at 37.3%
MEET OTHER NEW ATTORNEYS GENERAL:
Delaware: Matthew Denn (D) at 52.8% over Ted Kittila (R) at 39.2%
Matt Denn grew up in New Castle County, attending Yorklyn Elementary and H.B. du Pont Middle School. When his family moved to California, he finished high school there and went to the University of California at Berkeley, where he was elected president of the student body. He attended Yale Law School. Matt returned to Delaware and sought out Delaware Volunteer Legal Services for his first job, providing free legal advice and representation to people who couldn't afford it otherwise. Meeting with clients in church basements, he worked on cases involving unfair apartment evictions, workplace discrimination and domestic violence. In 1998, after he had entered private legal practice, Matt was asked by then-Governor Tom Carper to chair the state's Child Protection Accountability Commission. The commission's task was to help fix state government's child protection system after a series of tragic child deaths, including that of 4-year-old Bryan Martin. After following the advice of Matt's commission, caseworker loads were reduced and child safety measures improved - improvements that are still in force today. From 2001 to 2003, Matt served as chief legal counsel to Governor Ruth Ann Minner at the start of her term. He wrote legislation and negotiated with members of the General Assembly to pass new laws like the Patient's Bill of Rights, giving patients power the ability to stand up to insurance companies and the Emergency Health Powers Act, improving the ability of the state to respond to a bioterrorism attack. In 2004, Matt won both a primary and the general election to become the state's Insurance Commissioner, turning an office that had been forgotten by many into a strong advocate for Delaware consumers. In 2008, he was elected Delaware's Lieutenant Governor, where he has focused on improving the education and health of the state's children. Matt married his wife Michele in 2002 after proposing to her on the boardwalk in Rehoboth, where they had met. Their dog Lenny joined the family in summer 2004. On December 29, 2004 - just days before Matt took office as insurance commissioner - twins Adam and Zach were born. The twins' exploits and the thoughts of "Mrs. Denn" have been a staple of Matt's blogs, Facebook posts and tweets.
District of Columbia: Karl Racine (D) at 40.7% over Ed Smith (D) at 21.3%, Lorelie Masters (D) at 15.3%, Paul Zuckerberg (D) at 14.6%. First year for voters to select the attorney general instead of mayoral appointment.
Maryland: Brian Frosh (D) at 55.6% over Jeffrey Pritzker (R) at 41%
Brian Frosh has the judgment and experience necessary to serve as the state's chief legal officer, and the people's lawyer. First elected to the General Assembly in 1986, Brian has served as Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee since 2003 where he has been a leader in the fight to make Marylanders safer for families. He has played a major role in shepherding landmark legislation on gun safety, increased protections for victims of domestic violence, expanding the state's DNA database to help police catch criminals, and has been a leader in getting assault weapons and other dangerous firearms off our streets. A graduate of Montgomery County public schools, Brian grew up in Bethesda, where he attended Walter Johnson High School. Brian is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Columbia Law School. He lives in the Town of Somerset, MD with his wife Marcy Masters Frosh. They have two daughters, both educated in Montgomery County's public schools. Brian also serves on the board of the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, D.C. in Rockville. The Frosh family are members of Adat Shalom Congregation in Bethesda.
OTHER ATTORNEYS GENERAL RACES:
Alabama: Incumbent Luther Strange (R), at 58.6% over Joe Hubbard (D) at 41.4%
Georgia: Incumbent Sam Olens (R) at 57% over Greg Hecht (D) at 43%
Illinois: Incumbent Lisa Madigan (D) at 59% over Paul Schimpf (R) at 38.2%
Kansas: Incumbent Derek Schmidt (R) at 66.8% over AJ Kotich (D) at 33.2%
Minnesota: Incumbent Lori Swanson (D) at 52.6% over Scott Newman (R) at 39%
New York: Incumbent Eric Schneiderman (D) at 55.5% over John Cahill (R) at 41.6%
Ohio: Incumbent Mike DeWine (R) at 61.7% over David Pepper (D) at 38.3%
South Carolina: Incumbent Alan Wilson (R) at 60.3% over Parnell Diggs (D) at 39.7%
State Attorneys General Results - 2014
The 2014 election cycle included thirty-seven (37) Attorney General posts, nineteen (19) of which were in Republican hands and eighteen (18) of which were in Democratic hands. The twenty (20) incumbent Attorneys General who ran for election were successful. Twelve (12) – in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Utah - are Republican and eight (8) - in California,
Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont – are Democrats.
20 states and U.S. territories elected or appointed new attorneys general in the November elections. View NAAG's release on the new attorneys general, including short biographies of each.
Alabama: Luther Strange (bio)
Alaska: John Burns
Arizona: Tom Horne (bio)
California: Kamala Harris (bio)
Harris Promises to Be Activist Attorney General (January 4, 2011)
Connecticut: George Jepsen (bio)
AG Program Podcast featuring New Connecticut AG George Jepsen (February 8, 2011)
District of Columbia: Irvin Nathan (bio)
Florida: Pam Bondi (bio)
Georgia: Sam Olens (bio)
Georgia's New Attorney General Off to Fast Start (February 15, 2011)
Guam: Leonardo Rapadas
Hawaii: David Louie (bio)
Kansas: Derek Schmidt (bio)
Maine: William J. Schneider (bio)
Michigan: Bill Schuette (bio)
New York: Eric T. Schneiderman (bio)
Ohio: Mike DeWine (bio)
Oklahoma: Scott Pruitt (bio)
Pennsylvania: William H. Ryan, Jr.
Rhode Island: Peter Kilmartin (bio)
South Carolina: Alan Wilson (bio)
Wyoming: Greg Phillips
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