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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of Kansas''' is one of four statewide constitutional offices in [[Kansas]].  The office is the chief law enforcement agency for the state.  The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal services to state agencies and boards, protects consumers from fraud, assists the victims of crime, and defends the state in civil proceedings.
 
{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of Kansas''' is one of four statewide constitutional offices in [[Kansas]].  The office is the chief law enforcement agency for the state.  The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal services to state agencies and boards, protects consumers from fraud, assists the victims of crime, and defends the state in civil proceedings.
  
The current occupant of the office is [[Derek Schmidt]].
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==Current Officeholder==
==Electoral history==
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The current occupant of the office is Republican [[Derek Schmidt]]. He resigned his seat on the Kansas State Senate upon his defeat of former Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six in November 2010. [[Derek Schmidt| Schmidt]] took office January 10, 2011.
===2010===
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====[[Democratic]] Primary====
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*'''2010 Race for Attorney General - [[Democratic]] Primary'''
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:*[[Stephen Six]] ran unopposed in this contest
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====[[Republican]] Primary====
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==Authority==
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The Attorney General's powers are derived from Article 1 of the Kansas Constitution.
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Derek Schmidt]]|percentage=76.4%}}
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{{Election results box|R|candidatename=[[Ralph DeZago]]|percentage=23.6%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=273,104}}
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====General Election====
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'''Article 1, Section 1:'''
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{{Election results box|R|winner= {{Approved}} |candidatename=[[Derek Schmidt]]|percentage=54.9%}}
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{{Election results box|D|candidatename=[[Stephen Six]]|percentage=41.9%}}
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{{Election results box|L|candidatename=Dennis Hawver|percentage=3.2%}}
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{{Election results boxbottom|Totalvotes=834,704}}
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==Campaign finance==
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==Qualifications==
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'''Article X, Section Y''' of the [[STATE Constitution]] establishes the qualifications of the office:
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==Vacancies==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://www.ksag.org/home/ Website of the Kansas AG]
 
* [http://www.ksag.org/home/ Website of the Kansas AG]
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* [http://ag.ks.gov/about-the-office/ag-derek-schmidt]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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The Attorney General of Kansas is one of four statewide constitutional offices in Kansas. The office is the chief law enforcement agency for the state. The attorney general provides legal services to state agencies and boards, protects consumers from fraud, assists the victims of crime, and defends the state in civil proceedings.

Current Officeholder

The current occupant of the office is Republican Derek Schmidt. He resigned his seat on the Kansas State Senate upon his defeat of former Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six in November 2010. Schmidt took office January 10, 2011.

Authority

The Attorney General's powers are derived from Article 1 of the Kansas Constitution.

Article 1, Section 1:

The constitutional officers of the executive department shall be the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, and attorney general, who shall have such qualifications as are provided by law.

Qualifications

Article X, Section Y of the STATE Constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Constitutional text goes here.
  • List requirements in easy to read bullet-format.
  • List requirements in easy to read bullet-format.
  • List requirements in easy to read bullet-format.


Vacancies

Article 1, Section 11 addresses the legal procedure for filling Vacancies in Executive Offices.

When the office of secretary of state or attorney general is vacant, the governor shall fill the vacancy by appointment for the remainder of the term. If the secretary of state or attorney general is disabled, the governor shall name a person to assume the powers and duties of the office until the disability is removed.

Duties

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Kansas ballot measures

The Kansas Attorney General has authority over discipline of campaign finance law violations if it involves criminal laws or other matters that are not specified in the jurisdiction of the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission. It is up to the KGEC to determine the validity of a complaint before beginning any investigation[1].

Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Steve Six
Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor
120 Southwest 10th Street
Topeka, KS 66612

Phone: (785) 296-2215
Toll Free Phone: (888) 428-8436
Fax: (785) 296-6296
E-mail: general@ksag.org

See also

External links

References

  1. "Kansas GEC" Kansas Campaign Finance Law(Referenced Statute 25-4161 (a)-(e))