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Michigan Attorney General

Current State AG
Dana Nessel (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Dana Nessel was elected Attorney General in 2018. Prior to seeking public office, AG Nessel was president of the Fair Michigan Foundation, an anti-hate crime task force she founded. In 2005, AG Nessel opened her own law firm, Nessel and Kessel Law, handling criminal defense cases, civil rights actions, and general tort litigation. AG Nessel began her legal career as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Dana Nessel was elected Attorney General in 2018. Prior to seeking public office, AG Nessel was president of the Fair Michigan Foundation, an anti-hate crime task force she founded. In 2005, AG Nessel opened her own law firm, Nessel and Kessel Law, handling criminal defense cases, civil rights actions, and general tort litigation. AG Nessel began her legal career as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

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The AG is an elected position in Michigan.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. Election Day
Dana Nessel (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Dana Nessel (D)

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Matt DePerno (R)
Republican

Matt DePerno (R)

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Dana Nessel (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Dana Nessel (D)

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Matt DePerno (R)
Republican

Matt DePerno (R)

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Latest Michigan Attorney General News & Insights

New Republican Challenger Enters the Race for Michigan Attorney General

Michigan Republican State Representative Ryan Berman announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 election for Michigan AG. As previously reported, incumbent Michigan Democratic AG Dana Nessel is seeking reelection for a second term. In addition, private-practice attorney Matthew DePerno, who was one of the attorneys who challenged in court the 2020 presidential…

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Prominent 2020 Election Critic Announces Run for Michigan AG

Private-practice attorney Matthew DePerno announced his run for Michigan AG. DePerno, who was one of the attorneys challenging in court the 2020 presidential election results in northern Michigan’s Antrim County, has not yet specified his party affiliation. Incumbent Michigan Democratic AG Dana Nessel is seeking reelection for a second term. To “meet” the state AGs…

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