Attorney General of Washington
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, 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
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. Elections are held in November and winners assume office the following January, serving until their successors are elected and qualified.
Washington elects their state executives in presidential years (2012, 2016, and 2020).
The office of the Washington Attorney General has 27 legal divisions located in 12 different cities across the state.
- Agriculture & Health
- Bankruptcy & Collections
- Consumer Protection
- Criminal Justice
- Fish, Wildlife & Parks
- Government Compliance & Enforcement
- Government Operations
- Labor & Industries
- Labor & Personnel
- Licensing & Administrative Law
- Natural Resources
- Public Counsel
- Regional Services
- Social & Health Services
- Solicitor General
- Transportation & Public Construction
- University of Washington
- Utilities & Transportation
- Washington State University
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.
1125 Washington Street SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia, WA 98504-0100
Phone: (360) 753-6200
- Rob McKenna, Attorney General of Washington
- Governor of Washington
- Lieutenant Governor of Washington
- Secretary of State for Washington
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