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.
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.
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.
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
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PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Phone: (360) 753-6200