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Texas Attorney General

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

2015

Ken Paxton was elected as attorney general in 2014 and was reelected in 2018 and 2022. AG 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 as attorney general in 2014 and was reelected in 2018 and 2022. AG 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 3, 2026
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none


Latest Texas Attorney General News & Insights

Texas AG Seeks to Revoke NGO Registration Over Refusal to Produce Documents

Texas AG Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against nongovernmental organization (NGO) Annunciation House seeking to revoke the NGO’s registration to operate in the state over allegations that it engaged in unlawful conduct. In response to a lawsuit filed by Annunciation House seeking to enjoin the AG’s office from accessing the NGO’s records on an expedited basis,…

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Texas AG Paxton Indicates Disapproval for Marijuana Amnesty Cities

Texas AG Ken Paxton filed lawsuits against the Texas cities of Austin, Denton, Elgin, Killeen, and San Marcos alleging that their adoption of so-called “marijuana amnesty” policies violates Texas state law. In the complaints, AG Paxton alleges that the cities’ adoption of ordinances designed to eliminate marijuana enforcement within their boundaries violates provisions of the…

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Barclays Suspended from Texas Bond Market Over Lack of ESG Explanation

Texas AG Ken Paxton announced that, “until further notice,” Barclays is no longer permitted to purchase or underwrite public securities, or otherwise be a party to a covered contract relating to the public security, after Barclays indicated it would not respond to requests for information regarding its alleged “net zero” carbon emissions commitments. As stated…

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