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Tennessee Attorney General

Current State AG
Jonathan Skrmetti (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2022

Jonathan Skrmetti was selected as Tennessee’s 28th attorney general by the Tennessee Supreme Court in August 2022, and assumed office on September 1, 2022. Prior to being selected as AG, he served as the chief deputy attorney general, and since December 2021 he has served as chief counsel to Governor Bill Lee. Earlier in his career he worked in private practice and as an assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Jonathan Skrmetti was selected as Tennessee’s 28th attorney general by the Tennessee Supreme Court in August 2022, and assumed office on September 1, 2022. Prior to being selected as AG, he served as the chief deputy attorney general, and since December 2021 he has served as chief counsel to Governor Bill Lee. Earlier in his career he worked in private practice and as an assistant United States attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

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State AGs are elected in 43 states and D.C. In Tennessee, the state Supreme Court appoints the AG.

  • Next Election:August 31, 2030
  • Election Process:Appointed
  • Term/Limit:8 years / none


Latest Tennessee Attorney General News & Insights

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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Election News Roundup – 8.11.2022

Tennessee: Jonathan Skrmetti, a Republican, has been selected by the Tennessee Supreme Court to serve an eight-year term as the 28th Tennessee Attorney General and Reporter. Prior to becoming Governor Bill Lee’s chief legal counsel in December 2021, Skrmetti served as chief deputy attorney general. AG Skrmetti replaces AG Herbert Slatery, who announced in May that he would not seek a second term.

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Election News Roundup - 8.4.2022

Arizona: Abe Hamadeh, with backing from Donald Trump, has emerged as the winner of the state’s GOP primary for AG, defeating attorney Rodney Glassman and retired Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould, along with three other Republican candidates. Hamadeh will face Democrat Kris Mayes and two write-in Libertarian candidates in the general election. Current AG Mark Brnovich,…

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