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Montana Attorney General

Current State AG
Austin Knudsen (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2021

Current Leadership Positions
RAGA Executive Committee

Austin Knudsen, a fifth generation Montanan, was elected as the 25th Montana Attorney General in 2020. Most recently, AG Knudsen served as the Roosevelt County Attorney, before which he was in private practice and also served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. From 2015 to 2019, AG Knudsen served two terms as the Speaker of the Montana House, one of the youngest people to serve in the role in Montana history.

Austin Knudsen, a fifth generation Montanan, was elected as the 25th Montana Attorney General in 2020. Most recently, AG Knudsen served as the Roosevelt County Attorney, before which he was in private practice and also served in the Montana House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. From 2015 to 2019, AG Knudsen served two terms as the Speaker of the Montana House, one of the youngest people to serve in the role in Montana history.

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The AG is an elected position in Montana.

  • Next Election:November 5, 2024
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 terms in a 16 year period


Latest Montana Attorney General News & Insights

Texas, Missouri, Montana Announce Withdrawal from NAAG

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s office announced via the office’s official Twitter account that Texas, along with Missouri and Montana, have withdrawn from the National Association of Attorneys General. The AGs’ letter announcing the withdrawal, posted along with the tweet, cites the basis of the move as NAAG’s alleged “leftward shift over the past half decade…

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AGs Call for Reconsideration of Keystone Pipeline Permit

Montana AG Austin Knudsen led a coalition of sixteen AGs calling on President Biden to reconsider his administration’s revocation of President Trump’s permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, reiterating that the decision continues to cause irreparable harm to Americans by displacing thousands of workers, increasing the country’s reliance on energy produced in Russia and the Middle East, and causing a decline in economic activity and opportunity.

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Montana AG Leads Coalition Objecting to Proposed Title IX Rulemaking

Montana AG Austin Knudsen, together with AGs from 14 states, sent a letter to Catherine Lhamon, Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education, urging the Department to halt efforts to propose new regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, to cover discrimination based on gender identity.

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