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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 August 15, 2018; Subject to change

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

State/ Territory

Primary

Democratic Candidates

Republican Candidates

Notes

Alabama

June 5, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent Steve Marshall won a July 17 Republican primary run off.

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

Alaska

Governor appoints the AG

The Alaska AG is appointed by the governor; There is a governor election in 2018.

Arizona

Aug. 28, 2018 for all parties

AG Mark Brnovich is running for a 2nd term.

Arkansas

May 22, 2018 for both parties

AG Leslie Rutledge is running for a 2nd term.

California

June 5, 2018 top-two primary

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

Colorado

OPEN SEAT

June 26, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Cynthia Coffman ran for governor.

Connecticut

OPEN SEAT

Aug. 14, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG George Jepsen isn't running for another term.

Delaware

OPEN SEAT

Sept. 11, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Matthew Denn isn't running for another term.

District of Columbia

City AG election; June 19, 2018

  • Joe Henchman (Libertarian Party), no campaign website as of 8/15/18

AG Karl Racine is running for a 2nd term.

Florida

OPEN SEAT

Aug. 28, 2018 for both parties

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

Georgia

May 22, 2018 for both parties

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

Guam

OPEN SEAT

Territory AG election

  • Nonpartisan election
  • Leevin Camacho
  • Gary Gumataotao, no campaign website as of 8/15/18
  • Doug Moylan, no campaign website as of 8/15/18
 

Incumbent AG Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson will not seek another term.

Hawaii  

Governor appoints the AG

   

The Hawaii AG is appointed by the governor; There is a governor election in 2018.

Idaho

May 15, 2018 for both parties

  • Bruce Bistline, no campaign website as of 8/15/18

AG Lawrence Wasden is running for a 5th term.

Illinois

OPEN SEAT

March 20, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Lisa Madigan isn't running for a 4th term.

Iowa

June 5, 2018 for both parties

AG Tom Miller is running for a 10th term.

Kansas

Aug. 7, 2018 for both parties

  • Sarah Swain, no campaign website as of 8/15/18

AG Derek Schmidt is running for a 3rd term.

Maine

The state legislature elects the AG. They will do so in December 2018.

  • Maine has a two-year term for AG.

Incumbent AG Janet Mills is running for governor.

Maryland

June 26, 2018 for both parties

AG Brian Frosh is running for a 2nd term.

Massachusetts

Sept. 4, 2018 for both parties

AG Maura Healey is running for a 2nd term

Michigan

OPEN SEAT

Candidates for each party chosen at respective Party Conventions, Aug. 25 - Aug. 26.

Incumbent AG Bill Schuette is term limited as AG and is running for governor.

Minnesota

OPEN SEAT

Aug. 14, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent Lori Swanson is running for governor.

Missouri

Off election cycle

AG Josh Hawley announced in Oct. 2017 he is running for U.S. Senate in 2018. He has two years left on his AG term.

Nebraska

May 15, 2018 for both parties

AG Doug Peterson is running for a 2nd term

Nevada

OPEN SEAT

June 12, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Adam Laxalt is running for governor.

New Mexico

June 5, 2018 for both parties

AG Hector Balderas is running for a 2nd term

New York

OPEN SEAT

Sept. 11, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Eric Schneiderman resigned from office May 8.

North Dakota

June 12, 2018 for both parties

AG Wayne Stenehjem is running for a 6th term.

Northern Mariana Islands

Territory AG election; Aug. 8, 2018 is the last day to file as a candidate.

  • Edward Manibusan, Incumbent, running unopposed, No campaign website as of 8/15/2018

Incumbent AG Edward Manibusan will run for a 2nd term.

Ohio

OPEN SEAT

May 8, 2018 for both parties

Incumbent AG Mike DeWine is running for governor.

Oklahoma

June 26, 2018 for both parties

Republican candidates advance to run-off election on August 28.

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

Rhode Island

OPEN SEAT

Sept. 11, 2018 for all parties

  • Alan Gordon (Independent), No campaign website as of 8/15/18
  • Charles Picerno, (Compassion Party), No campaign website as of 8/15/18

Incumbent AG Peter Kilmartin is term limited.

South Carolina

June 12, 2018 for both parties

Republican candidates will be voted via a runoff election on June 26.

AG Alan Wilson is running for a 3rd term.

South Dakota

OPEN SEAT

AG Nominations are named at the state conventions.

Incumbent AG Marty Jackley ran for governor.

Texas

March 6, 2018 for both parties

AG Ken Paxton is running for a 2nd term.

Vermont

2-year AG term; Aug. 14, 2018 for both parties

AG TJ Donovan is running for a 2nd, 2-year term

Virgin Islands

Governor appoints the AG

  • Claude E. Walker was appointed in 2015 (no party affiliation)

The AG is appointed by the governor. There is a governor election in 2018.

West Virginia

Off election cycle

AG Patrick Morrisey announced in July 2017 he is running for U.S. Senate in 2018. He has two years left on his AG term.

Wisconsin

Aug. 14, 2018 for both parties

AG Brad Schimel is running for a 2nd term.

Wyoming

Governor appoints the AG

 
  • Peter K. Michael, Incumbent, was appointed in 2013

Gov. Matt Mead is term limited; New governor will appoint an AG.

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