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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 October 3, 2018; Subject to change

Election Day: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018

State/ Territory

Democratic Candidates

Republican Candidates

Notes

Alabama

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

Alaska

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

Arizona

AG Mark Brnovich is running for a 2nd term.

Arkansas

AG Leslie Rutledge is running for a 2nd term.

California

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

Colorado

OPEN SEAT

  • George Brauchler
  • William F. Robinson III, Libertarian Party, no campaign website as of 10/3/2018

Incumbent AG Cynthia Coffman ran for governor.

Connecticut

OPEN SEAT

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

Delaware

OPEN SEAT

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

District of Columbia

  • Joe Henchman (Libertarian Party), no campaign website as of 10/3/18

AG Karl Racine is running for a 2nd term.

Florida

OPEN SEAT

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

Georgia

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

Guam

OPEN SEAT

 

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

Hawaii  

   

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

Idaho

  • Bruce Bistline, no campaign website as of 10/3/18

AG Lawrence Wasden is running for a 5th term.

Illinois

OPEN SEAT

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

Iowa

AG Tom Miller is running for a 10th term.

Kansas

AG Derek Schmidt is running for a 3rd term.

Maine

  • Maine has a two-year term for AG.

The state legislature elects the AG. They will do so in December 2018. Incumbent AG Janet Mills is running for governor.

Maryland

AG Brian Frosh is running for a 2nd term.

Massachusetts

AG Maura Healey is running for a 2nd term

Michigan

OPEN SEAT

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

Minnesota

OPEN SEAT

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

AG Doug Peterson is running for a 2nd term

Nevada

OPEN SEAT

Incumbent AG Adam Laxalt is running for governor.

New Mexico

AG Hector Balderas is running for a 2nd term

New York

OPEN SEAT

Incumbent AG Eric Schneiderman resigned from office May 8.

North Dakota

AG Wayne Stenehjem is running for a 6th term.

Northern Mariana Islands

  • Edward Manibusan, Incumbent, Running unopposed, No campaign website as of 10/3/2018

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

Ohio

OPEN SEAT

Incumbent AG Mike DeWine is running for governor.

Oklahoma

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

Rhode Island

OPEN SEAT

  • Alan Gordon (Independent), No campaign website as of 10/3/18
  • Charles Picerno, (Compassion Party), No campaign website as of 10/3/18

Incumbent AG Peter Kilmartin is term limited.

South Carolina

AG Alan Wilson is running for a 3rd term.

South Dakota

OPEN SEAT

Incumbent AG Marty Jackley ran for governor.

Texas

  • Ken Paxton, Incumbent
  • Michael Ray Harris, Libertarian, no campaign website as of 10/3/2018

AG Ken Paxton is running for a 2nd term.

Vermont

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

Virgin Islands

  • 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

AG Brad Schimel is running for a 2nd term.

Wyoming

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

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

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