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{{Virginia SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Attorney General of [[Virginia]]''' is a publicly elected executive official in the state government of [[Virginia]]. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. Additionally, the attorney general provides written legal advice in the form of official opinions to members of the [[Virginia General Assembly|General Assembly]] and government officials.  
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{{Virginia SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Attorney General of Virginia''' is a publicly elected executive official in the [[Virginia]] state government. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. Additionally, the attorney general provides written legal advice in the form of official opinions to members of the [[Virginia General Assembly|General Assembly]] and government officials.  
  
 
==Current officeholder==
 
==Current officeholder==
The current officeholder is [[Ken Cuccinelli]].
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The current officeholder is [[Ken Cuccinelli]]. He was first elected in 2009, and in late 2012 announced he would run for [[Governor of Virginia]] in 2013.
  
 
==Campaign finance==
 
==Campaign finance==
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In [[Virginia]], the State Attorney General is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws.  The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Virginia Board of Elections. The Board of Elections refers all campaign finance complaints to the Virginia Attorney General for prosecution. <ref>[Contacted VA Board of Elections on January 26, 2010 to confirm this information]</ref>
 
In [[Virginia]], the State Attorney General is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws.  The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Virginia Board of Elections. The Board of Elections refers all campaign finance complaints to the Virginia Attorney General for prosecution. <ref>[Contacted VA Board of Elections on January 26, 2010 to confirm this information]</ref>
 
==Electoral history==
 
===2009===
 
*'''2009 Race for Attorney General - [[Republican]] Primary'''
 
**Ken Cuccinelli ran unopposed
 
 
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! colspan="5" | 2009 Race for Attorney General - General Election <ref>[https://www.voterinfo.sbe.virginia.gov/election/DATA/2009/37C2EDEB-FACB-44C1-AF70-05FB616DCD62/official/4_s.shtml Virginia State Board of Elections - 2009 General Election Results]</ref>
 
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! colspan="2" style="width: 17em" |Candidates
 
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]] '''Ken Cuccinelli (R)'''
 
| align="right" | '''57.5%'''
 
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| colspan="2" | Stephen C. Shannon (D)
 
| align="right" | 42.4%
 
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| colspan="2" | Write Ins
 
| align="right" | 0.1%
 
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
 
| align="right"            | '''1,954,427'''
 
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==Contact information==
 
==Contact information==
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Office of the Attorney General<BR>
 
Office of the Attorney General<BR>
 
900 East Main Street<BR>
 
900 East Main Street<BR>
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==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/ ''Office of the Virginia Attorney General'']
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*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/OUR_OFFICE/index.html ''About the office of the Virginia Attorney General'']
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*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/ Office of the Virginia Attorney General]
*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/OUR_OFFICE/Role.html ''Role of the office of the Virginia Attorney General'']
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*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/OUR_OFFICE/index.html About the office of the Virginia Attorney General]
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*[http://www.oag.state.va.us/OUR_OFFICE/Role.html Role of the office of the Virginia Attorney General]
  
 
==References==
 
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Revision as of 11:28, 1 February 2012

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The Attorney General of Virginia is a publicly elected executive official in the Virginia state government. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. Additionally, the attorney general provides written legal advice in the form of official opinions to members of the General Assembly and government officials.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Ken Cuccinelli. He was first elected in 2009, and in late 2012 announced he would run for Governor of Virginia in 2013.

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Virginia ballot measures

In Virginia, the State Attorney General is responsible for all disciplinary matters of the state's campaign finance laws. The first step in filing a complaint is to file with the Virginia Board of Elections. The Board of Elections refers all campaign finance complaints to the Virginia Attorney General for prosecution. [1]

Contact information

Virginia

Office of the Attorney General
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: 804-786-2071

See also

External links

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References

  1. [Contacted VA Board of Elections on January 26, 2010 to confirm this information]