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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Wisconsin Attorney General''' is the chief legal officer of the state of [[Wisconsin]]. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. The office of the attorney general is divided into five main offices: division of legal services, division of management services, division of criminal investigation, division of law enforcement services and office of crime victim services.  
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{{Stategov}}{{TOCnestright}}The '''Attorney General of [[Wisconsin]]''' is the chief legal officer for the state of [[Wisconsin]]. The [[Attorney General|attorney general]] provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. The office of the attorney general is divided into five main offices: division of legal services, division of management services, division of criminal investigation, division of law enforcement services and office of crime victim services.  
  
 
The current officeholder is [[J.B. Van Hollen]].
 
The current officeholder is [[J.B. Van Hollen]].
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::''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Wisconsin ballot measures]]''
 
::''Main article: [[Campaign finance requirements for Wisconsin ballot measures]]''
  
The Wisconsin Attorney General is responsible for criminal prosecutions of the state's campaign finance laws.  The first step is to file a complaint with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]]. <ref name="complaint">[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=2431&locid=47 ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' Complaint Guide](See Pages 1-3)</ref>  It is up to the Executive Director and the Staff Attorneys on the GAB to determine if there is enough probable cause to move forward any investigation.  The Government Accountability Board is responsible for prosecuting all civil violations under the law. <ref name="complaint"/>
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The Attorney General of [[Wisconsin]] is responsible for criminal prosecutions of the state's campaign finance laws.  The first step is to file a complaint with the [[Wisconsin Government Accountability Board]]. <ref name="complaint">[http://elections.state.wi.us/docview.asp?docid=2431&locid=47 ''Wisconsin Government Accountability Board'' Complaint Guide](See Pages 1-3)</ref>  It is up to the Executive Director and the Staff Attorneys on the GAB to determine if there is enough probable cause to move forward any investigation.  The Government Accountability Board is responsible for prosecuting all civil violations under the law. <ref name="complaint"/>
  
 
==Electoral history==
 
==Electoral history==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[J.B. Van Hollen|Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen]]
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*[[J.B. Van Hollen|J.B. Van Hollen, Attorney General of Wisconsin]]
*[[Wisconsin Governor]]
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*[[Governor of Wisconsin]]
*[[Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor]]
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*[[Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin]]
*[[Wisconsin Secretary of State]]
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*[[Secretary of State for Wisconsin]]
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==

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The Attorney General of Wisconsin is the chief legal officer for the state of Wisconsin. The attorney general provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies. The office of the attorney general is divided into five main offices: division of legal services, division of management services, division of criminal investigation, division of law enforcement services and office of crime victim services.

The current officeholder is J.B. Van Hollen.

Campaign finance

Main article: Campaign finance requirements for Wisconsin ballot measures

The Attorney General of Wisconsin is responsible for criminal prosecutions of the state's campaign finance laws. The first step is to file a complaint with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. [1] It is up to the Executive Director and the Staff Attorneys on the GAB to determine if there is enough probable cause to move forward any investigation. The Government Accountability Board is responsible for prosecuting all civil violations under the law. [1]

Electoral history

2006

2006 Race for Attorney General - Republican Primary [2]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg J.B. Van Hollen (R) 59.4%
Paul Bucher (R) 40.6%
Total votes 250,515
2006 Race for Attorney General - General Election [3]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg J.B. Van Hollen (R) 50.2%
Kathleen Falk (D) 49.7%
Write Ins 0.1%
Total votes 2,124,467

2010

See also: Wisconsin Attorney General election, 2010

Contact information

Wisconsin Department of Justice
P.O. Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857

Phone: 608-266-1221
Fax: 608-267-2779

See also

External links

References