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Texas Attorney General

Current State AG
Ken Paxton (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2015

Current Leadership Positions
RAGA Chairman
RAGA Executive Committee
Co-Chair of NAAG Energy & Environment Committee
Co-Chair of NAAG Internet Safety/Cyber Privacy and Security Committee

Ken Paxton was elected Attorney General in 2014. Paxton previously was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from 2003-2013 and the Texas State Senate from 2013-2015. Previously, AG Paxton worked as an attorney in private practice and as in-house legal counsel with J.C. Penney.

Ken Paxton was elected Attorney General in 2014. Paxton previously was elected to the Texas House of Representatives from 2003-2013 and the Texas State Senate from 2013-2015. Previously, AG Paxton worked as an attorney in private practice and as in-house legal counsel with J.C. Penney.

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The AG is an elected position in Texas.

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


Latest Texas Attorney General News & Insights

Republican Attorneys General Sue Biden Administration over Revocation of Pipeline Permit

A group of 21 Republican AGs, led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen and Texas AG Ken Paxton, sued the Biden administration over its revocation of a cross-border permit for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, alleging that the revocation of the permit is an unconstitutional encroachment on the power of Congress to regulate international and interstate commerce and violates the Administrative Procedure Act.

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