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Connecticut Attorney General

Current State AG
William Tong (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Current Leadership Positions
DAGA Executive Committee

The Connecticut-born son of Chinese immigrant parents, William Tong was elected in 2018 as the first Asian-American to serve at the statewide level in Connecticut. Prior to his election, AG Tong served 12 years in Connecticut’s General Assembly representing the 147th district, including serving as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. For 18 years, he practiced as a litigator in both state and federal courts first at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in NY City and then at Finn Dixon & Herling in...

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The Connecticut-born son of Chinese immigrant parents, William Tong was elected in 2018 as the first Asian-American to serve at the statewide level in Connecticut. Prior to his election, AG Tong served 12 years in Connecticut’s General Assembly representing the 147th district, including serving as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee. For 18 years, he practiced as a litigator in both state and federal courts first at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in NY City and then at Finn Dixon & Herling in Stamford, CT. AG Tong was reelected in 2022.

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The AG is an elected position in Connecticut.

  • Next Election:November 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest Connecticut Attorney General News & Insights

Connecticut AG Supports Legislation Curbing So-Called ‘Junk’ Fees

Connecticut AG William Tong submitted testimony in support of state Senate Bill No. 15, proposed legislation that would require fee disclosures across several consumer industries including ticket sales, food and beverage sales, and lodging accommodations. In his testimony, AG Tong expressed his support for the proposed legislation, which would require sellers to include all mandatory…

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Democratic AGs Continue Urging FDA to Issue Guidance on Toxic Metals in Baby Food

A group of 20 Democratic AGs wrote a comment letter to the FDA urging it to act on prior AG petitions asking the FDA to issue strong, specific guidance to the baby food industry on testing for lead and other toxic elements. In the letter, the AGs request that the FDA take official notice of the facts…

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