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Spotlight: Iowa AG Tom Miller

Areas of focus since taking office have included:

  1. Fighting juvenile crime and working for improvements in the juvenile justice system. The AGO provides extensive assistance to victims of crime, including crime victim compensation, and support for local programs that aid victims.
  2. Creating the 1st ever Farm Division that has helped protect hundreds of farmers who enter contracts with large agribusinesses. In addition, the Division develops and provides legal input to state lawmakers on legislation that affects farmers and rural residents.
  3. Working with local officials, the AGO plays a crucial role in enforcing state laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors.

Professional background: AG Miller is the longest serving AG in the United States. He has served as AG since 1978, with the exception of four years in private practice from 1991-1995. Prior to becoming attorney general, AG Miller was a legislative assistant.

Education: AG Miller received his B.A. from Loras College in 1966 and his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1969.

Personal: AG Miller grew up in Dubuque, where his father was the longtime county assessor and an inspiration for his early interest in public service. AG Miller received NAAG’s Wyman Award  in 1990 as the AG who contributed most to NAAG and its members.