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Georgia Attorney General

Current State AG
Chris Carr (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2016 (appointed)

Chris Carr was appointed Attorney General by Governor Nathan Deal in October 2016 after former AG Sam Olens resigned. He then was elected to the position in November 2018. AG Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development under Governor Deal from 2013-16. He also served as Chief of Staff for US Senator Johnny Isakson and as Vice President and General Counsel for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. AG Carr began his law career at Georgia-Pacific, then worked...

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Chris Carr was appointed Attorney General by Governor Nathan Deal in October 2016 after former AG Sam Olens resigned. He then was elected to the position in November 2018. AG Carr previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development under Governor Deal from 2013-16. He also served as Chief of Staff for US Senator Johnny Isakson and as Vice President and General Counsel for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. AG Carr began his law career at Georgia-Pacific, then worked as an associate at Alston & Bird LLP.

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The AG is an elected position in Georgia. AG Carr was appointed as AG on October 2016 and elected to a full term in 2018.

  • 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
Jenn Jordan (D)
Democrat

Jenn Jordan (D)

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Chris Carr (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Chris Carr (R)

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Martin Cowen, III (L)
Independent

Martin Cowen, III (L)

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Jenn Jordan (D)
Democrat

Jenn Jordan (D)

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Chris Carr (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Chris Carr (R)

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Martin Cowen, III (L)
Independent

Martin Cowen, III (L)

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Latest Georgia Attorney General News & Insights

AG Election Update

In a May 24 run-off election, incumbent Ken Paxton, a Republican, has defeated land commissioner George P. Bush by a margin of 67.9% to 32.1%. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza won the Democratic run-off against Joe Jaworski by a margin of 62.8% to 37.2%. Paxton and Garza will face off in the statewide AG election in November.

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Rent-A-Center Settles Allegations of Deceptive Marketing and Harassing Debt Collection Practices

Georgia AG Chris Carr reached a settlement with rent-to-own retailer Rent-A-Center, Inc. to resolve allegations that it violated the Georgia Fair Business Practices Act, the Georgia Lease-Purchase Agreement Act, and the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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Past as Future: AGs’ Prior Experience Can Shape Their Priorities and Policies

This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.

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