Attorney General of Indiana

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Indiana Attorney General
General information
Office Type:  Partisan
Office website:  Official Link
2013 FY Budget:  $32,639,584
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   4 years
Authority:  Indiana Code, Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 2
Selection Method:  Elected
Current Officeholder

Zoeller Greg sm.jpg
Name:  Greg Zoeller
Officeholder Party:  Republican
Assumed office:  January 2008
Compensation:  $87,790
Elections
Next election:  November 8, 2016
Last election:  November 6, 2012
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The Attorney General of Indiana is the chief legal officer of the State of Indiana in the United States. Attorneys General are chosen by a statewide general election to serve for a four-year term.

Current officeholder

The current attorney general of Indiana is Greg Zoeller (R). He was first elected in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.

Authority

Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 2 of the Indiana Code addresses the office of attorney general:[1]

There is created the office of attorney general for the state to be administered by an attorney general who shall be elected under IC 3-10-2-6 by the voters of the state...

Qualifications

Qualifications for the office of Attorney General are set out in Title 4, Article 6, Chapter 1, Section 3 of the Indiana Code.[1]

  • Citizen of the Indiana
  • Licensed to practice law in Indiana

Elections

Indiana elects attorneys general in the Presidential elections, that is, in leap years. For Indiana 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 are all attorney general election years. The four-year term begins on the second Monday in January following the election.[2]

2012

See also: Indiana attorney general election, 2012

Incumbent Greg Zoeller (R) successfully won re-election, defeating Kay Fleming (D) in the November 6, 2012 general election.

Attorney General of Indiana General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Zoeller Incumbent 58% 1,453,334
     Democratic Kay Fleming 42% 1,051,504
Total Votes 2,504,838
Election Results via Indiana Secretary of State.


Vacancies

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Duties

The Attorney General of Indiana is responsible for the prosecution of all civil actions brought in the name of the state of Indiana or any state agency.[3]

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Indiana ballot measures

The Attorney General of Indiana is responsible for all prosecution of criminal campaign finance complaints. The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State's office is responsible for investigating all complaints. The Indiana Election Commission is responsible for handling all civil law violations. [4]

Divisions

The office of the Attorney General of Indiana has the following 12 divisions:[5]

  • Advisory and Opinions
  • Appeals
  • Consumer Protection
  • Identity Theft
  • Litigation
  • Medical Fraud
  • Patient Abuse and Neglect
  • Revenue
  • Telephone Privacy
  • Tobacco Enforcement
  • Unclaimed Property
  • Victim Assistance

State budget

The Attorney General's budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year was $32,639,584.[6]

Compensation

See also: Compensation of state executive officers

In 2012, the Indiana Attorney General was paid an estimated $87,790 according to the Council of State Governments.

Historical officeholders

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Contact information

Indiana Government Center South
302 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Phone: 317-232-6201
Fax: 317-232-7979
E-mail: Constituent@atg.in.gov

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