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Montana Attorney General

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

2021

Current Leadership Positions
RAGA Vice-Chairman

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

Montana AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging SEC to Allow Full Public Comment on ESG and Climate Investing Rules

In a letter to Secretary of the SEC Vanessa A. Countryman, a coalition of 18 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Commission to extend the timeframe for a minimum of 60 days for public comment on regulations regarding environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing and disclosures regarding emissions from businesses’…

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AG Knudsen Leads Coalition Urging Finding Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

In a letter to President Biden, a bipartisan coalition of 18 AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, called on the Biden Administration to declare fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction (WMD), or urge Congress to do so. Citing the 75,000-plus Americans who have died from fentanyl overdoses in the 12 month period ending in…

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AGs Issue Warning on Merchant Code for Gun Stores

A group of 24 AGs led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen and Tennessee AG Jonathan Skrmetti sent a letter to the CEOs of three major credit card companies, American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, expressing their concerns about a merchant category code for firearm stores developed by the International Organization for Standardization, which sets international standards…

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