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Rhode Island Attorney General

Current State AG
Peter Neronha (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Peter Neronha was elected as the 40th Rhode Island Attorney General in 2018. He previously served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island under President Barack Obama from 2009-2017. While in this role, he made public corruption a top priority and prosecuted numerous cases against state and local elected officials. AG Neronha also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the same district, and earlier as an Assistant AG in the Rhode Island AG’s Office...

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Peter Neronha was elected as the 40th Rhode Island Attorney General in 2018. He previously served as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island under President Barack Obama from 2009-2017. While in this role, he made public corruption a top priority and prosecuted numerous cases against state and local elected officials. AG Neronha also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the same district, and earlier as an Assistant AG in the Rhode Island AG’s Office. AG Neronha began his legal career at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston.

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The AG is an elected position in Rhode Island.

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

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Candidate Filing Deadline
  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Peter Noronha (D) declared winner
Peter Noronha (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Peter Noronha (D)

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Chas Calenda (R)
Republican

Chas Calenda (R)

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Peter Noronha (D) declared winner
Peter Noronha (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Peter Noronha (D)

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Chas Calenda (R)
Republican

Chas Calenda (R)

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Latest Rhode Island Attorney General News & Insights

Rhode Island Attorney General and FTC Team Up to Block Merger of Healthcare Systems

Rhode Island AG Peter Neronha issued a decision pursuant to his authority under Rhode Island’s Hospitals Conversions Act denying a proposed merger between healthcare systems Lifespan Corporation and Care New England Health System as a violation of both state and federal antitrust laws.

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Past as Future: AGs’ Prior Experience Can Shape Their Priorities and Policies

This is the second in a series of articles by the Cozen O’Connor State AG team providing guidance on what corporate America needs to know in planning legal, regulatory and political strategies to anticipate and react to shifts in the AG landscape.

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Burning Rubber: Rhode Island Scrap Metal Processor Pays Penalty for Allegedly Spewing Toxic Chemicals into the Air

Rhode Island AG Peter Neronha and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management reached a settlement with scrap metal processor SMM New England Corporation, d/b/a SIMS Metal Management (“SIMS”) to resolve allegations that SIMS engaged in polluting practices in its metal-shredding operations in violation of the Rhode Island Clean Air Act.

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