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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.

The current occupant of the office is Stephen Six, who succeeded Paul Morrison‎ in 2008. Morrison was elected in 2006 but resigned in late 2007 in the wake of a scandal.

2010 race

A former assistant attorney general, Ralph DeZago, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Kansas Attorney General in 2010.

"DeZago cites his legal experience as his primary qualification for the position. He served as chief public defender for the Eighth Judicial District for 16 years. His jurisdiction eventually expanded to include much of north-central Kansas, including Salina, Abilene, Junction City and Manhattan." [1]

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[2].

Contact information

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

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