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In Washington, the [[Governor of Washington|governor]], [[Lieutenant Governor of Washington|lieutenant governor]], [[Washington Secretary of State|secretary of state]], [[Washington Treasurer|treasurer]], [[Washington State Auditor|auditor]], [[Attorney General of Washington|attorney general]], [[Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction|superintendent of public instruction]], and [[Washington Commissioner of Public Lands|commissioner of public lands]] are elected every four years and serve until their successors are elected and qualified.
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Washington elects their state executives in presidential years ([[Washington state executive official elections, 2012|2012]], 2016, and 2020).
  
 
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Revision as of 15:58, 9 December 2011

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The Attorney General of Washington is an elected executive position in the Washington state government. The attorney general is the chief attorney for the state.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Rob McKenna. He first won election in 2004 and won re-election in 2008. He has declared his intention to run for Governor of Washington in 2012.

Authority

Article 3 of the state constitution establishes the state's executive offices.

Article III, Section 2:

Executive Department. The executive department shall consist of a governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and a commissioner of public lands, who shall be severally chosen by the qualified electors of the state at the same time and place of voting as for the members of the legislature.

Qualifications

Article 3, Section 25 of the state constitution establishes the qualifications of the office:

Qualifications, Compensation, Offices Which May Be Abolished. No person, except a citizen of the United States and a qualified elector of this state, shall be eligible to hold any state office...
  • a citizen of the United States
  • a qualified elector in Washington

Elections

In Washington, the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, attorney general, superintendent of public instruction, and commissioner of public lands are elected every four years and serve until their successors are elected and qualified.

Washington elects their state executives in presidential years (2012, 2016, and 2020).

Vacancies

Duties

Divisions

The office of the Washington Attorney General has 27 legal divisions located in 12 different cities across the state.

  • Agriculture & Health
  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy & Collections
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corrections
  • Criminal Justice
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Fish, Wildlife & Parks
  • Government Compliance & Enforcement
  • Government Operations
  • Labor & Industries
  • Labor & Personnel
  • Licensing & Administrative Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Counsel
  • Regional Services
  • Revenue
  • Social & Health Services
  • Solicitor General
  • Torts
  • Transportation & Public Construction
  • University of Washington
  • Utilities & Transportation
  • Washington State University

Compensation

Article III, Section 21 of the state constitution initially set the annual salary of the attorney general at $2,000 but allowed for the state legislature to increase it. In 2010, the attorney general was paid an estimated $151,718, according to the Council of State Governments.[1]

Contact information

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

Phone: (360) 753-6200

See also

External links

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