FACTOID # 6: Michigan is ranked 22nd in land area, but since 41.27% of the state is composed of water, it jumps to 11th place in total area.
 
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The party distribution of Attorneys General by state. Blue equals a Democrat, red equals a Republican.

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. In some states, the Attorney General serves as the head of the state's Department of Justice with responsibilities similar to that of the United States Department of Justice. Most attorneys general are elected state-wide, but in a few states the selection is made by the Governor, the state legislature, or the state supreme court. In political science and constitutional law, the executive is the branch of government responsible for the day-to-day management of the state. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... A state government (provincial government in Canada) is the government of a subnational entity in states with federal forms of government, which shares political power with the federal government or national government. ... Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C. For animal rights group, see Justice Department (JD) The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is a Cabinet department in the United States government designed to enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the...


The current party composition of the 50 state Attorneys General are:

List of Attorneys General in US States; Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ...

Current Attorney General State Party Took office Term expires
Troy King Alabama Republican 2004 2011
Talis J. Colberg Alaska Republican 2006 Appointed by Governor
Terry Goddard Arizona Democratic 2003 2011
Dustin McDaniel Arkansas Democratic 2007 2011
Jerry Brown California Democratic 2007 2011
John Suthers Colorado Republican 2005 2011
Richard Blumenthal Connecticut Democratic 1991 2011
Beau Biden Delaware Democratic 2007 2011
Bill McCollum Florida Republican 2007 2011
Thurbert Baker Georgia Democratic 1997 2011
Mark J. Bennett Hawaii Republican 2003 Appointed by Governor
Lawrence Wasden Idaho Republican 2003 2011
Lisa Madigan Illinois Democratic 2003 2011
Steve Carter Indiana Republican 2001 2008
Thomas John Miller Iowa Democratic 1995 2011
Stephen Six Kansas Democratic 2008 2011
Jack Conway Kentucky Democratic 2007 2011
James D. "Buddy" Caldwell, Jr. Louisiana Democratic 2008 2011
G. Steven Rowe Maine Democratic 2001 Elected by the Legislature
Doug Gansler Maryland Democratic 2007 2011
Martha Coakley Massachusetts Democratic 2007 2011
Mike Cox Michigan Republican 2003 2011
Lori Swanson Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor 2007 2011
Jim Hood Mississippi Democratic 2004 2007
Jay Nixon Missouri Democratic 1993 2009 (running for Governor)
Mike McGrath Montana Democratic 2001 2008
Jon Bruning Nebraska Republican 2002 2011
Catherine Cortez Masto Nevada Democratic 2007 2011
Kelly Ayotte New Hampshire Republican 2004 July 2008 (Appointed by Governor)
Anne Milgram New Jersey Democratic 2007 Appointed by Governor
Gary King New Mexico Democratic 2007 2011
Andrew Cuomo New York Democratic 2007 2011
Roy A. Cooper North Carolina Democratic 2001 2008
Wayne Stenehjem North Dakota Republican 2001 2008
Nancy H. Rogers Ohio Democratic 2008 2008 (Appointed by Governor, will not seek election in November 2008)
Drew Edmondson Oklahoma Democratic 1995 2011
Hardy Myers Oregon Democratic 1997 2008
Tom Corbett Pennsylvania Republican 2005 2008
Patrick C. Lynch Rhode Island Democratic 2003 2011
Henry McMaster South Carolina Republican 2003 2011
Larry Long South Dakota Republican 2003 2011
Robert E. Cooper, Jr. Tennessee Democratic 2007 2011 (appointed by Tennessee Supreme Court)
Greg Abbott Texas Republican 2002 2011
Mark Shurtleff Utah Republican 2001 2008
William Sorrell Vermont Democratic 1997 2011
Bob McDonnell Virginia Republican 2006 2009
Rob McKenna Washington Republican 2005 2008
Darrell McGraw West Virginia Democratic 1993 2008
J.B. Van Hollen Wisconsin Republican 2007 2011
Bruce A. Salzburg Wyoming Democratic 2007 Appointed by Governor

Troy King is the current attorney general of the state of Alabama, United States, since 2004. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Talis J. Colberg was appointed by newly-elected governor Sarah Palin as the seventeenth attorney general of Alaska on December 13, 2006. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... The current attorney general for the state of Arizona. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Dustin McDaniel (born April 29, 1972 in Fayetteville, Arkansas)[1] is the incumbent Attorney General of Arkansas. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the whistleblower, see Gerald W. Brown. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... John W. Suthers (born October 18, 1951) is the current Attorney General of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... 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. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Joseph Robinette Beau Biden III (born February 3, 1969) is an American politician and lawyer from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Ira William Bill McCollum, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State 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. ... Mark J. Bennett serves as Attorney General of Hawaii, the first Republican appointed to the office in forty years. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A.G. Lawrence Wasden Lawrence Wasden is the current Attorney General of the state of Idaho, United States, serving since 2003. ... For other uses, see Idaho (disambiguation). ... Lisa Madigan (born July 30, 1966 in Chicago) is the current and 41st Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Steve Carter may be: Steve Carter (poker player) Steve Carter (politician) Steve Carter (footballer) Steve Carter (playwright) Carter (surname) Steven Carter Category: ... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Thomas John (Tom) Miller (b. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Jack Conway is an attorney and politician in Louisville, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... James David Caldwell, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... G. Steven Rowe is the current attorney general of the state of Maine, United States, since 2001. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Douglas F. Doug Gansler (born 1962) is a Maryland politician and Attorney General of Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mike Cox (born 1961) is the 52nd Michigan Attorney General, having served since January 1, 2003. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Lori Swanson is the Attorney-General-elect of the U.S. state of Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a major political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Jim Hood is the Attorney General of Mississippi. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon Jeremiah W. Jay Nixon is an American politician from Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mike McGrath is Montanas current attorney general. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A.G. Bruning Jon Bruning is the current attorney general of the state of Nebraska, United States, elected in 2002. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... Catherine Cortez Masto is the current attorney general of the state of Nevada, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... Kelly A. Ayotte is the current (as of 2006) attorney general of New Hampshire (since 2004). ... For other uses, see New Hampshire (disambiguation). ... 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. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Gary King is the Attorney General of New Mexico. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... Andrew Mark Cuomo (born December 6, 1957, in New York City) is the New York State Attorney General, having been elected to that office on November 7, 2006. ... This article is about the state. ... Roy A. Cooper, III (born 1957) is the current North Carolina Attorney General. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Wayne Stenehjem is a lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Dakotan Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th in the US  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... Nancy Hardin Rogers is the current Dean of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... William Andrew Drew Edmondson (born October 12, 1946), is an American lawyer and politician from Oklahoma. ... For other uses, see Oklahoma (disambiguation). ... 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. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Tom Corbett is the current Attorney General of the state of Pennsylvania, United States, elected in 2004. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Patrick C. Lynch (born February 4, 1965 in Providence, Rhode Island) is Rhode Islands Attorney General. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster Henry McMaster was elected Attorney General for the State of South Carolina on November 5, 2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... A.G. Long Larry Long is the current Attorney General of the state of South Dakota, United States, elected in 2002. ... Official language(s) English Demonym South Dakotan Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th in the US  - Total 77,116[1] sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Robert E. Cooper, Jr. ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... For the soccer player, see Greg Abbott (footballer) Greg Abbott in front of the Ten Commandments display he argued for in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Mark Shurtleff Mark Shurtleff is the current attorney general of the state of Utah, United States, since 2001. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A.G. Sorrell William H. Sorrell is the current attorney general of the state of Vermont, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Robert F. McDonnell, (born June 15, 1954 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is the Attorney General-Elect of Virginia. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Robert Rob McKenna, a Republican from Bellevue, Washington, USA, was elected Washington State Attorney General in November 2004. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Darrell Vivian McGraw, Jr. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... J. B. Van Hollen (born 1966 in Chetek, Wisconsin) is the State Attorney General-elect for the state of Wisconsin. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ...

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