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New Hampshire Attorney General

Current State AG
John Formella (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2021

John Formella was appointed as New Hampshire’s Attorney General in March 2021, after former AG Gordon MacDonald was selected by Gov. Chris Sununu to serve as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. From 2017 to his appointment, AG Formella served as Gov. Sununu’s chief legal counsel. Prior to working for Gov. Sununu, he was a full time attorney at Pierce Atwood, one of northern New England’s largest firms.

John Formella was appointed as New Hampshire’s Attorney General in March 2021, after former AG Gordon MacDonald was selected by Gov. Chris Sununu to serve as chief justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court. From 2017 to his appointment, AG Formella served as Gov. Sununu’s chief legal counsel. Prior to working for Gov. Sununu, he was a full time attorney at Pierce Atwood, one of northern New England’s largest firms.

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State AGs are elected in 43 states and D.C. In New Hampshire, the governor appoints the AG.

  • Next Election:November 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest New Hampshire Attorney General News & Insights

New Hampshire AG Recovers $25 Million from Monsanto for Waterways

On February 22, 2022, New Hampshire AG John M. Formella announced the $25 million settlement of a suit against the Monsanto Company, Solutia Inc., and Pharmacia, LLC (collectively “Monsanto”). The suit, filed in the Superior Court of Merrimack County, alleges the contamination of numerous state waters and other state-owned property by polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”).

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