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New Jersey Attorney General

Current State AG
AG Matt Platkin (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2021

Matt Platkin was appointed as the 62nd New Jersey Attorney General in February 2022. Prior to his appointment,  AG Platkin briefly worked in private practice and for the previous eight years served as Aide and then Chief Counsel to Governor Phil Murphy. Prior to entering public service, AG Platkin was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

Matt Platkin was appointed as the 62nd New Jersey Attorney General in February 2022. Prior to his appointment,  AG Platkin briefly worked in private practice and for the previous eight years served as Aide and then Chief Counsel to Governor Phil Murphy. Prior to entering public service, AG Platkin was a litigator at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.

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

  • Next Election:November 4, 2025
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:4 years/ none


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