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Delaware Attorney General

Current State AG
Kathy Jennings (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Current Leadership Positions
Co-Chair DAGA Executive Committee

Kathy Jennings was elected AG in 2018. Prior to her election, she was Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County, managing more than 1,500 employees and a budget of $284 million. Jennings previously served as Chief Deputy AG under former AG Charles Oberly, where she helped create Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Division. Following Jennings’ tenure as Chief Deputy, she and Oberly entered private practice together. Jennings also served as State Prosecutor, and was a prosecutor for the Delaware Department of Justice, where she...

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Kathy Jennings was elected AG in 2018. Prior to her election, she was Chief Administrative Officer of New Castle County, managing more than 1,500 employees and a budget of $284 million. Jennings previously served as Chief Deputy AG under former AG Charles Oberly, where she helped create Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Division. Following Jennings’ tenure as Chief Deputy, she and Oberly entered private practice together. Jennings also served as State Prosecutor, and was a prosecutor for the Delaware Department of Justice, where she prosecuted domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide cases.

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The AG is an elected position in Delaware.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years/none

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Kathy Jennings (D)
Democrat

Kathy Jennings (D)

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Julianne Murray (R)
Republican

Julianne Murray (R)

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Charles Welch (R)
Republican

Charles Welch (R)

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David Rogers (L)
Independent

David Rogers (L)

Kathy Jennings (D)
Democrat

Kathy Jennings (D)

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Julianne Murray (R)
Republican

Julianne Murray (R)

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David Rogers (L)
Independent

David Rogers (L)

Charles Welch (R)
Republican

Charles Welch (R)

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Latest Delaware Attorney General News & Insights

Du Pont Settles Delaware PFAS Contamination Liability Claims for $50 Million

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings reached a settlement with chemical company E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and its legacy companies (collectively “du Pont”) to resolve allegations that du Pont’s historic activities caused environmental damage and contamination with per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (“PFAS”), which are associated with increased risk of cancer. PFAS chemicals, also known…

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Democratic AGs Sue Fossil Fuel Companies over Allegations of Climate-Related Deception 

Delaware AG Kathy Jennings sued 31 fossil fuel companies and the industry’s trade association (collectively “Defendants”) over allegations that they knowingly misled and deceived consumers about the climate change dangers of fossil fuels, asserting claims including negligent failure to warn, trespass, public nuisance, and numerous violations of Delaware’s Consumer Fraud Act.

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