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The California Attorney General is the State Attorney General of the government of the state of California in the USA. The officer's duty is to ensure that "the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced" (California Constitution, Article V, Section 13.) The Attorney General carries out the responsibilities of the office through the California Department of Justice. The State Attorney General in the United States is an executive office in all 50 US States that serves as the chief legal advisor to the state government and the chief law enforcement officer in the various states. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... The California Constitution is the document that establishes and describes the duties, powers, structure and function of the government of the U.S. state of California. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... The Attorney General of California is elected statewide to serve as the chief law officer of the state. ...


The Attorney General is elected to a four-year term, with a maximum of two terms. The election is held at the same statewide election as the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Controller, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Insurance Commissioner. The current Attorney General is Bill Lockyer. Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, attending a grand meeting with all the... This a List of Lieutenant Governors of the State of California, 1850-present. ... The State Controller is the Chief Financial Officer of the State of California. ... The Secretary of State of California is the states chief elections officer. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... California Superintendent of Public Instruction is a nonpartisan elected executive office position who is in charge of the California Department of Education. ... California Insurance Commissioners ... Bill Lockyer William Lockyer (born May 8, 1941) is the current Attorney General for the U.S. state of California since 1999, currently serving his second four-year term. ...

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Duties

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  • As the state’s chief law officer, ensures that the laws of the state are uniformly and adequately enforced.
  • Heads the Department of Justice, which is responsible for providing state legal services and support for local law enforcement.
  • Acts as the chief counsel in state litigation.
  • Oversees law enforcement agencies, including District Attorneys and Sheriffs.

See also

In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... This is a list of people who served as California Attorney General. ...

Notable attorneys general from California

Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was a California district attorney of Alameda County, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969). ... The Chief Justice of the United States is the head of the judicial branch of the government of the United States, and presides over the Supreme Court of the United States. ... Edmund Gerald Brown Sr. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority... Stanley Mosk (September 12, 1912–June 19, 2001) was an associate justice of the California Supreme Court for 37 years (1964-2001), and holds the record for the longest-serving justice on that court. ... Associate Justice or Puisne (pronounced puny) Justice is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the Chief Justice. ... Justices of the Supreme Court of California (circa May 2005). ... Dan Lungren Daniel Edward Lungren (born September 22, 1946), a Republican from California, was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004, representing the states 3rd Congressional district (map). ... A Congressman or Congresswoman (generically, Congressperson) is a politician who is a member of a Congress. ... C. George Deukmejian, Jr. ... Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gray Davis with President George W. Bush (2003) Seal of the Governor of California (without the Roman numerals designating the governors sequence) See also: List of pre-statehood governors of California, List of Governors of California The Governor of California is the highest executive authority...

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State Attorneys General in the United States
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AK: David W. Márquez
AL: Troy King
AR: Mike Beebe
AZ: Terry Goddard
CA: Bill Lockyer
CO: John Suthers
CT: Richard Blumenthal
DE: Carl Danberg
FL: Charlie Crist
GA: Thurbert Baker
The State Attorney General in the United States is an executive office in all 50 US States that serves as the chief legal advisor to the state government and the chief law enforcement officer in the various states. ... David W. Márquez (born Janesville, Wisconsin, 1946) is an American lawyer and politician, and the state attorney general of Alaska. ... Troy King is the current attorney general of the state of Alabama, United States, since 2004. ... Mike Beebe launches his campaign for Governor in his hometown Searcy, Arkansas Mike Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is the current and 51st Attorney General of the state of Arkansas. ... The current attorney general for the state of Arizona. ... Bill Lockyer William Lockyer (born May 8, 1941) is the current Attorney General for the U.S. state of California since 1999, currently serving his second four-year term. ... John W. Suthers (born October 18, 1951) is the current Attorney General of Colorado and is a member of the Republican party. ... Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Attorney General was awarded the Raymond E. Baldwin Award for Public Service by the Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2002 Richard Blumenthal is the 23rd elected Attorney General of Connecticut. ... A.G. Carl Danberg Carl C. Danberg is the current Attorney General of the state of Delaware, United States, appointed 2005. ... The Florida Attorney General is an elected official in the U.S. state of Florida. ... Charlie Crist has been the Attorney General of Florida since 2003, and is currently a candidate for the Republican nomination for Governor of Florida. ... A.G. Thurbert E. Baker Thurbert E. Baker is the current Attorney General of the state of Georgia, United States, serving since 1997. ...

HI: Mark Bennett
IA: Tom Miller
ID: Lawrence Wasden
IL: Lisa Madigan
IN: Steve Carter
KS: Phill Kline
KY: Greg Stumbo
LA: Charles Foti
MA: Tom Reilly
MD: J. Joseph Curran, Jr.
Attorneys General of Hawaii administer their duties from the Territorial Building in downtown Honolulu. ... Mark J. Bennett serves as Attorney General of Hawaii, the first Republican appointed to the office in forty years. ... Thomas John (Tom) Miller (b. ... A.G. Lawrence Wasden Lawrence Wasden is the current Attorney General of the state of Idaho, United States, serving since 2003. ... The Illinois Attorney General is the highest legal officer of the state of Illinois in the United States. ... Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago) is the current and 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... A.G. Carter Steve Carter is the current attorney general of the state of Indiana, United States, elected 2000, reëlected 2004. ... Phill Kline (b. ... Kentucky Attorney General Greg D. Stumbo Gregory D. Stumbo is Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (2003 – present). ... A.G. Charles C. Foti Charles C. Foti is the current Attorney General of the state of Louisiana, United States, serving since 2004. ... The Massachusetts Attorney General is an executive officer of the Massachusetts Government. ... Thomas Reilly is the attorney general of Massachusetts. ... Attorney General J. Joseph Curran. ... Joseph Curran J. Joseph Curran, Jr. ...

ME: G. Steven Rowe
MI: Mike Cox
MN: Mike Hatch
MO: Jay Nixon
MS: Jim Hood
MT: Mike McGrath
NC: Roy Cooper
ND: Wayne Stenehjem
NE: Jon Bruning
NH: Kelly Ayotte
G. Steven Rowe is the current attorney general of the state of Maine, United States, since 2001. ... The Michigan Attorneys General is an elected official in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mike Cox (born 1961) is the 52nd Attorney General of Michigan, having served since January 1, 2003. ... Minnesotas Attorney Generals Territory Lorenzo A. Babcock 1849-1853 Lafayette Emmett 1853-1858 State Charles H. Berry 1858-1860 Gordon E. Cole 1860-1866 William J. Colville 1866-1868 Francis R. E. Cornell 1868-1874 George P. Wilson 1874-1880 Charles M. Start 1880-1881 William J. Hahn 1881... Minnesota DFL Attorney General Mike Hatch Mike Hatch is an American politician, currently the attorney general of Minnesota. ... Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon is an American politician from Missouri. ... Jim Hood is the Attorney General of Mississippi. ... Mike McGrath is Montanas current attorney general. ... The attorney general of North Carolina is the head of the states Department of Justice and provides legal representation and advice to all state agencies. ... Roy A. Cooper, III (born 1957) is the current North Carolina Attorney General. ... Wayne Stenehjem is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... A.G. Bruning Jon Bruning is the current attorney general of the state of Nebraska, United States, elected in 2002. ... The New Hampshire Attorney General is a constitutional officer of the state, under Part II, Article 46 of the New Hampshire Constitution and is appointed by the Governor with approval of the Council to serve a four year term. ... Kelly A. Ayotte is the current (as of 2006) attorney general of New Hampshire (since 2004). ...

NJ: Anne Milgram (acting)
NM: Patricia A. Madrid
NV: George Chanos
NY: Eliot Spitzer
OH: Jim Petro
OK: Drew Edmondson
OR: Hardy Myers
PA: Tom Corbett
RI: Patrick C. Lynch
SC: Henry McMaster
This article belongs in one or more categories. ... Anne Milgram Anne Milgram is First Assistant Attorney General, the second-highest ranked in the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety and the current Acting Attorney General of New Jersey. ... Patricia A. Madrid is an American politician and currently the Attorney General for the U.S. state of New Mexico. ... George Chanos George Chanos is the current attorney general of the state of Nevada, United States. ... See also Attorney General. ... Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is the current New York State Attorney General and Democratic nominee for Governor of New York in the general election on November 7, 2006. ... The office of Attorney General of Ohio was first created by the Ohio General Assembly by statute in 1846. ... Jim Petro James M. “Jim” Petro (born October 25, 1948) is an American politician from the Republican Party, currently serving as Ohio Attorney General. ... Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma Drew Edmondson, the 16th and current Attorney General of Oklahoma The Attorney General of Oklahoma is the chief legal and law enforcement officer of the State of Oklahoma. ... W.A. Drew Edmondson (born October 12, 1946), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He is the Attorney General of Oklahoma. ... A.G. Myers Hardy Myers (born October 25, 1939 in Electric Mills, Mississippi) is the current attorney general of the state of Oregon, United States, since 1997. ... Tom Corbett Tom Corbett is the current attorney general of the state of Pennsylvania, United States, elected in 2004. ... Patrick C. Lynch (born February 4, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island) is Rhode Islands Attorney General. ... South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster Henry McMaster was elected Attorney General for the State of South Carolina on November 5, 2002. ...

SD: Larry Long
TN: Paul Summers
TX: Greg Abbott
UT: Mark Shurtleff
VA: Bob McDonnell
VT: William Sorrell
WA: Rob McKenna
WI: Peg Lautenschlager
WV: Darrell McGraw
WY: Patrick Crank A.G. Long Larry Long is the current Attorney General of the state of South Dakota, United States, elected in 2002. ... Paul G. Summers (b. ... Template:Infobox Attorney General Greg Abbott in front of the Ten Commandments display he argued for in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. ... Mark Shurtleff Mark Shurtleff is the current attorney general of the state of Utah, United States, since 2001. ... Robert F. McDonnell, (born June 15, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the Attorney General-Elect of Virginia. ... Vermont Attorney General is an elected office in Vermont, United States. ... A.G. Sorrell William H. Sorrell is the current attorney general of the state of Vermont, United States. ... Robert Rob McKenna, a Republican from Bellevue, Washington, USA, was elected Washington State Attorney General in November 2004. ... This is a list of attorneys general from the U.S. state of Wisconsin. ... Peg Lautenschlager (born November 22, 1955) is the Attorney General of the State of Wisconsin. ... Darrell Vivian McGraw, Jr. ... A.G. Crank Patrick J. Crank is the current attorney general of the state of Wyoming, United States, since 2002. ...


Other members of the National Association of Attorneys General
AS: Malaetasi Togafau • GU: Douglas Moylan • NMI: Matt Gregory • PR: Roberto J. Sanchez-Ramos • VI: Kerry Drue
DC: Robert SpagnolettiUnited States: Alberto Gonzales (honorary member) The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is an organization in the United States of U.S. state Attorneys General which, according to the organization itself, aims to foster interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues, to conduct policy research and analysis of issues, and facilitate communication between the... Malaetasi M. Togafau is the current Attorney General of the American Samoa, serving in the early 1990s and again since 2005. ... Douglas Moylan is the current Attorney General of Guam, elected 2002. ... Matt Gregory is the current Attorney General of the Northern Mariana Islands, appointed 2006. ... A.G. Roberto J. Sanchez-Ramos Roberto J. Sanchez Ramos is the current Secretary of Justice of Puerto Rico, appointed in 2005 by Governor Aníbal Acevedo Vilá. Prior to becoming the Secretary of Justice, Sanchez Ramos served as Solicitor General of Puerto Rico. ... Kerry Drue is the current Attorney General of the United States Virgin Islands, appointed 2005. ... A.G. Spagnoletti Robert Spagnoletti is the current Attorney General of the District of Columbia, United States, appointed 2004. ... Alberto R. Gonzales (born August 4, 1955) is the 80th and current Attorney General of the United States, becoming the first Hispanic to serve in the position. ...


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