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West Virginia Attorney General

Current State AG
Patrick Morrisey (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2013

Patrick Morrisey was elected Attorney General of West Virginia in 2012, becoming the first Republican to serve in the role since 1933. AG Morrisey was previously in private practice as a healthcare lawyer and served as a partner and co-chair of King & Spalding LLP’s FDA and Life Sciences Group. He has also been a partner at Sidley & Austin LLP. Prior to that, he served as deputy staff director and chief health care counsel to the US House of Representatives...

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Patrick Morrisey was elected Attorney General of West Virginia in 2012, becoming the first Republican to serve in the role since 1933. AG Morrisey was previously in private practice as a healthcare lawyer and served as a partner and co-chair of King & Spalding LLP’s FDA and Life Sciences Group. He has also been a partner at Sidley & Austin LLP. Prior to that, he served as deputy staff director and chief health care counsel to the US House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. AG Morrisey began his career as a solo practitioner.

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The AG is elected an elected position in West Virginia.

  • Next Election:November 5, 2024 (Open Seat)
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / none

Election Timeline & Candidates

  1. Filing Deadline
  2. Primary
  3. Election Day
Richie Robb (D)
Democrat

Richie Robb (D)

Teresa Toriseva (D)
Democrat

Teresa Toriseva (D)

Mike Stuart (R)
Republican

Mike Stuart (R)

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J.B. McCuskey (R)
Republican

J.B. McCuskey (R)

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Richie Robb (D)
Democrat

Richie Robb (D)

Mike Stuart (R)
Republican

Mike Stuart (R)

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Teresa Toriseva (D)
Democrat

Teresa Toriseva (D)

J.B. McCuskey (R)
Republican

J.B. McCuskey (R)

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Latest West Virginia Attorney General News & Insights

Republican AGs Seek Judicial Review of EPA Air Quality Rule

A coalition of 24 Republican AGs, co-led by West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey and Kentucky AG Russell Coleman, has filed a petition for judicial review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging a new air quality rule introduced by the EPA, which includes a reduction in the annual particulate matter standard…

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Republican AGs Urge End to Pause on Liquified Natural Gas Exports

A group of 22 Republican AGs wrote a letter to President Biden and the Department of Energy criticizing the announcement of a pause on new approvals for exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). In the letter, the AGs criticize the freeze as unlawful, arguing the Energy Department has no authority to issue blanket denials of…

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West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey Pivots from Gubernatorial Bid to AG Race

West Virginia Auditor J.B. McCuskey announced he is ending his campaign for governor and will instead seek the Republican nomination for state AG. As previously reported, McCuskey was facing a crowded GOP gubernatorial primary field that included current West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey. McCuskey is serving his second term as state Auditor, and previously served…

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