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Texas Attorney General

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

2015

Ken Paxton was elected Attorney General in 2014. 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 Attorney General in 2014. 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 8, 2022
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Candidate Filing Deadline
  2. Primary Election
  3. Runoff Election
  4. General Election
Rochelle Garza (D)
Democrat

Rochelle Garza (D)

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Ken Paxton (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Ken Paxton (R)

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Rochelle Garza (D)
Democrat

Rochelle Garza (D)

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Ken Paxton (R)
Republican
Incumbent

Ken Paxton (R)

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Latest Texas Attorney General News & Insights

AG Election Update

In a May 24 run-off election, incumbent Ken Paxton, a Republican, has defeated land commissioner George P. Bush by a margin of 67.9% to 32.1%. Former ACLU attorney Rochelle Garza won the Democratic run-off against Joe Jaworski by a margin of 62.8% to 37.2%. Paxton and Garza will face off in the statewide AG election in November.

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Coalition of AGs Files Briefs in Support of Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

A coalition of 19 AGs filed amicus curiae briefs in cases in Arizona, Texas, and Colorado supporting U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, President Joseph R. Biden, Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and the U.S. Department of Labor and its Wage and Hour Division, in lawsuits challenging the Biden Administration’s…

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