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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of [[Washington]]''' is the chief attorney for the [[Washington|State of Washington]]. The [[Attorney General|state attorney general]] is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summary.
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{{Washington SEO infobox}}{{tnr}}The '''Attorney General of [[Washington]]''' is the chief attorney for the [[Washington|State of Washington]]. The [[Attorney General|state attorney general]] is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summary.
  
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==Current officeholder==
 
The current officeholder is [[Rob McKenna]].
 
The current officeholder is [[Rob McKenna]].
 
==Role in the initiative process==
 
The attorney general formulates the [[ballot title|title]] and summary of each submitted [[ballot measure]], with five working days allowed after receiving the measure from the Secretary of state to complete this task.
 
 
The [[ballot title]] involves:
 
* A statement of the initiative that is no more than 10 words long,
 
* A concise description of the measure consisting of no more than 30 words,
 
* An bjective summary consisting of no more than 75 words.
 
 
The petitioner may contest the language of the ballot in court if dissatisfied.
 
 
==Campaign finance==
 
::''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Washington ballot measures]]''
 
 
The Attorney General of [[Washington]] is responsible for all campaign finance disciplinary manners regardless if the violation involves civil or criminal laws.  The first step in filing a campaign finance complaint is to file with the [[Washington Public Disclosure Commission]]. <ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.17.360 ''Washington State Legislature'' "Washington Campaign Finance Law"](Referenced Statute Revised Code of Washington 42.17.360(5))</ref>  It is up to the Washington PDC to determine enough probable cause before referring any complaint to the Attorney General. <ref>[http://apps.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.17.380 ''Washington State Legislature'' "Washington Campaign Finance Law"](Referenced Statute Revised Code of Washington 42.17.380)</ref>
 
  
 
==Electoral history==
 
==Electoral history==
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Revision as of 11:40, 6 September 2011

Washington

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Public Service Commissioner
The Attorney General of Washington is the chief attorney for the State of Washington. The state attorney general is in charge of approving the language of ballot initiatives, and preparing the ballot title and summary.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Rob McKenna.

Electoral history

2004

2004 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary [1]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Rob McKenna (R) 77.6%
Mike Vaska (R) 22.4%
Total votes 472,764
2004 Race for Attorney General - General Election [2]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Rob McKenna (R) 53%
Deborah Senn (D) 43.3%
J. Bradley Gibson (Libertarian) 2.1%
Paul Richmond (Green) 1.6%
Total votes 2,690,144

2008

  • 2008 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary
    • Rob McKenna ran unopposed
2008 Race for Attorney General - General Election [3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Rob McKenna (R) 59.5%
John Ladenburg (D) 40.5%
Total votes 2,841,938

Contact information

1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100

Phone: (360) 753-6200

See also

External links

References