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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 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 consecutive terms

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Deadline to File
  2. Primary Election
  3. Election Day
Dana Nessel (D) declared winner
Dana Nessel (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Dana Nessel (D)

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Matt DePerno (R)
Republican

Matt DePerno (R)

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Joe McHugh (L)
Independent

Joe McHugh (L)

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Gerald T. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers Party)
Independent

Gerald T. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers Party)

Dana Nessel (D) declared winner
Dana Nessel (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Dana Nessel (D)

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Matt DePerno (R)
Republican

Matt DePerno (R)

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Joe McHugh (L)
Independent

Joe McHugh (L)

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Gerald T. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers Party)
Independent

Gerald T. Van Sickle (U.S. Taxpayers Party)

Latest Michigan Attorney General News & Insights

Michigan AG Nessel Announces Cleanup Order for Lockhart Chemical for Flint River Spills

Following a multi-year investigation, Michigan AG Dana Nessel announced the issuance of an order to Lockhart Chemical Company in Flint, Michigan, from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) requiring Lockhart to stop the use of defective wastewater and stormwater systems, begin repairs of the system, and begin pumping the facility’s wastewater and stormwater for onsite disposal.

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Nessel, Raoul Lead Amicus Coalition Arguing for States’ Rights

On August 18, 2022, a multistate coalition of AGs, led by Illinois AG Kwame Raoul and Michigan AG Dana Nessel, filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case National Pork Producers Council v. Ross, arguing that the dormant Commerce Clause does not preclude states from regulating conduct within their borders merely because the regulations incidentally…

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Election News Roundup - 8.4.2022

Arizona: Abe Hamadeh, with backing from Donald Trump, has emerged as the winner of the state’s GOP primary for AG, defeating attorney Rodney Glassman and retired Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould, along with three other Republican candidates. Hamadeh will face Democrat Kris Mayes and two write-in Libertarian candidates in the general election. Current AG Mark Brnovich,…

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