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2018 Attorney General Elections

LEGEND
Open Seat
Incumbent Running
Governor Appoints AG
Off Election Cycle
No AG Election in 2018

State and Territory Attorney General 2018 Elections

The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) offers nonpartisan 2018 election information about the races for attorney general in the states and territories. There are 13 open seats – meaning a new attorney general will be elected in those states.

In addition to the elections, some attorneys general are appointed by the governor or chosen by the state legislature (Maine). Several attorneys general are running for another office. The map and the information chart below offers links to official state election websites, candidates and candidate campaign sites.

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Information as of December 5, 2018; Subject to change

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

State/ Territory

Results

Notes

Alabama

Incumbent Steve Marshall (R) at 58.9% over Joseph Siegelman (D) at 41.1%

AG Steve Marshall ran for a full, 4-year term.

Alaska

TBD The governor appoints the AG. Mike Dunleavy (R) won the governor's race at 52.5% over Mark Begich (D) at 43.7%. Incumbent Gov. Bill Walker (I) suspended his re-election campaign on Oct. 19.

Arizona

Incumbent Mark Brnovich (R) at 53.4% over January Contreras (D) at 46.6%

AG Mark Brnovich ran for a 2nd term.

Arkansas

Incumbent Leslie Rutledge (R) at 61.8% over Mike Lee (D) at 35.4%

AG Leslie Rutledge ran for a 2nd term.

California

Incumbet Xavier Becerra (D) at 60.8% over Steven Bailey (R) at 39.2%

AG Xavier Becerra ran for a full, 4-year term.

Colorado

OPEN SEAT

Phil Weiser (D) at 49.7% over George Brauchler (R) at 47.5%.

Incumbent AG Cynthia Coffman ran for governor.

Connecticut

OPEN SEAT

William Tong (D) at 51.9% over Susan Hatfield (R) at 47%

Incumbent AG George Jepsen didn't run for another term.

Delaware

OPEN SEAT

Kathy Jennings (D) at 61.3% over Bernard Pepukayi (R) at 38.7%

Incumbent AG Matthew Denn didn't run for another term.

District of Columbia

Incumbent Karl Racine (D) at 93.3% over Joe Henchman (L) at 6.7%

AG Karl Racine ran for a 2nd term.

Florida

OPEN SEAT

Ashley Moody (R) at 52.2% over Sean Shaw (D) at 46%

Incumbent AG Pam Bondi cannot run again for AG. She is limited to two terms.

Georgia

Incumbent Chris Carr (R) at 51.4% over Charlie Bailey (D) at 48.4%

AG Chris Carr ran for a full, 4-year term.

Guam

OPEN SEAT

Leevin T. Camacho at 67.7% over Doug Moylan at 32.3%

Territory AG election. Incumbent AG Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson did not seek another term.

Hawaii  

The governor appoints the AG. Incumbent Governor David Ige (D) has been re-elected governor at 62.7% over Andria Tupola (R) at 33.6%. 

Idaho

Incumbent Lawrence Wasden (R) at 65.7% over Bruce Bistline (D) at 34.3%

AG Lawrence Wasden ran for a 5th term.

Illinois

OPEN SEAT

Kwame Raoul (D) at 54.1% over Erika Harold (R) at 43.3%

Incumbent AG Lisa Madigan didn't run for a 4th term.

Iowa

Incumbent Tom Miller (D) at 77% over Marco Battaglia (L) at 23%

AG Tom Miller ran for a 10th term.

Kansas

Incumbent Derek Schmidt (R) at 59.3% over Sarah Swain (D) at 40.7%

AG Derek Schmidt ran for a 3rd term.

Maine

Aaron Frey (D) was selected by the Maine Legislature. 

State legislature elections took place yesterday. Maine is the only state to select its AG for a two-year term via secret ballot of its state legislature. They will do so in December 2018. Final legislature results are still coming in at press time. Incumbent AG Janet Mills (D) at 50.3% over Shawn Moody (R) at 43.9% for the Maine govenor race.

Maryland

Incumbent Brian Frosh (D) at 64.1% over Craig Wolf (R) at 35.9%

AG Brian Frosh ran for a 2nd term.

Massachusetts

Incumbent Maura Healey (D) at 70% over James McMahon (R) at 30%

AG Maura Healey ran for a 2nd term

Michigan

OPEN SEAT

Dana Nessel (D) at 48.7% over Tom Leonard (R) at 46.6%.

Incumbent AG Bill Schuette is term limited.

Minnesota

OPEN SEAT

Keith Ellison (D) at 49.1% over Doug Wardlow (R) at 45.1%

Incumbent Lori Swanson is running for governor.

Missouri

Eric Schmitt was appointed by Missouri Governor Mike Parson to complete the remainder of AG Hawley's term.

Off-election cycle. AG Josh Hawley (R) won a U.S. Senate seat at 51.5% over Incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) at 45.5%

Nebraska

Incumbent Doug Peterson ran unopposed.

AG Doug Peterson ran for a 2nd term

Nevada

OPEN SEAT

Aaron Ford (D) at 47.2% over Wesley Duncan (R) at 46.8%

Incumbent AG Adam Laxalt did not run for another term. 

New Hampshire

The governor appoints the AG. Incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu (R) was re-elected at 52.8% over Molly Kelly (D) at 45.8%.

New Mexico

Incumbent Hector Balderas (D) at 61.6% over Michael Hendricks (R) at 33.6%

AG Hector Balderas ran for a 2nd term

New York

OPEN SEAT

Letitia James (D) at 61.9% over Keith Wofford (R) at 35.7%

Incumbent AG Barbara Underwood did not seek a full term. 

North Dakota

Incumbent Wayne Stenehjem (R) at 67.7% over David Thompson (D) at 32.2%

AG Wayne Stenehjem ran for a 6th term.

Northern Mariana Islands

Incumbent Edward Manibusan ran unopposed.

Territory AG election. 

Ohio

OPEN SEAT

Dave Yost (R) at 52.4% over Steve Dettelbach (D) at 47.6%

Incumbent AG Mike DeWine ran for governor.

Oklahoma

Incumbent Mike Hunter (R) at 64% over Mark Myles (D) at 36%

AG Mike Hunter ran for a full, 4-year term.

Rhode Island

OPEN SEAT

Peter Neronha (D) at 80.7% over Alan Gordon (I) at 19.3%

Incumbent AG Peter Kilmartin is term limited.

South Carolina

Incumbent Alan Wilson (R) at 55.3% over Constance Anastopoulo (D) at 44.7%

AG Alan Wilson ran for a 3rd term.

South Dakota

OPEN SEAT

Jason Ravnsborg (R) at 55.2% over Randy Seiler (D) at 44.8%

Incumbent AG Marty Jackley did not seek another term.

Texas

Incumbent Ken Paxton (R) at 50.5% over Justin Nelson (D) at 47%

AG Ken Paxton ran for a 2nd term.

Vermont

Incumbent TJ Donovan (D) at 70.1% over Janssen Willhoit (R) at 26.3%

AG TJ Donovan ran for a 2nd, 2-year term

Virgin Islands

TBD

The AG is appointed by the governor. Albert Bryan (D) was leading at 37.8% over Incumbent Gov. Kenneth Mapp (R) at 33.7%. A run-off will take place on Nov. 20 if neither candidate receives a majority once final votes are tallied.

West Virginia

Off-election cycle. AG Patrick Morrisey has two years left on his AG term.

Wisconsin

Josh Kaul (D) at 49.5% over Incumbent Brad Schimel (R) at 48.7%.

AG Brad Schimel is running for a 2nd term.

Wyoming

Bridget Hill

Mark Gordon (R) won the governor's race at 67.4% over Mary Throne (D) at 27.7%.  The governor selects the attorney general. 

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