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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 Gearing Up for “Aggressive” Enforcement as New Privacy Law Takes Effect July 1

Texas AG Ken Paxton has launched an initiative focused on “aggressive enforcement of Texas privacy laws,” and tasked a large team within the office’s Consumer Protection Division with ramping up enforcement of the state’s Data Privacy and Security Act (DPSA), Identify Theft Enforcement and Protection Act, Data Broker Law, and Biometric Identifier Act, as well…

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New Jersey and Texas Ramp up Regulatory Enforcement Teams

Both the Texas and New Jersey AG offices have made moves to bolster their regulatory enforcement teams. In Texas, recent developments indicate that the AG’s office has increased its recruitment of privacy attorneys for the newly formed Data Privacy and Security Team, tasked with enforcing the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA). Enacted on…

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Texas AG Investigation into Boeing Parts Supplier Takes Flight

Texas AG Ken Paxton has opened an investigation into Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc., which manufactures and supplies fuselages for Boeing’s 737 jets, over the reported manufacturing defects associated with recent incidents involving certain 737 models. AG Paxton’s Request to Examine seeks documents and communications relating to a defect identified as the Mis-Drilled Aft Pressure Bulkhead…

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