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Wisconsin Attorney General

Current State AG
Josh Kaul (D)
Political Party
Democrat
Assumed Office

2019

Before being elected in 2018 as the 45th Wisconsin Attorney General, Josh Kaul practiced at Perkins Coie LLP, specializing in voting rights and election-related litigation. Prior to that, AG Kaul worked for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted individuals accused of crimes including murder, gang-related activity and drug trafficking.  From 2007-2010, AG Kaul was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP, and after graduating he clerked for Chief...

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Before being elected in 2018 as the 45th Wisconsin Attorney General, Josh Kaul practiced at Perkins Coie LLP, specializing in voting rights and election-related litigation. Prior to that, AG Kaul worked for the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted individuals accused of crimes including murder, gang-related activity and drug trafficking.  From 2007-2010, AG Kaul was an associate at Jenner & Block LLP, and after graduating he clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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The AG is an elected position in Wisconsin.

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

Election Timeline & Candidates

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  2. Primary Election
  3. General Election
Josh Kaul (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Josh Kaul (D)

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Adam Jarchow (R)
Republican

Adam Jarchow (R)

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Karen Mueller (R)
Republican

Karen Mueller (R)

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Eric Toney (R)
Republican

Eric Toney (R)

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Matthew Bughman (L)
Independent

Matthew Bughman (L)

Josh Kaul (D)
Democrat
Incumbent

Josh Kaul (D)

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Adam Jarchow (R)
Republican

Adam Jarchow (R)

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Matthew Bughman (L)
Independent

Matthew Bughman (L)

Karen Mueller (R)
Republican

Karen Mueller (R)

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Eric Toney (R)
Republican

Eric Toney (R)

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Latest Wisconsin Attorney General News & Insights

Second Republican Candidate Joins Race to Unseat Incumbent Wisconsin Attorney General

University of Wisconsin-Madison political science professor Ryan Owens announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 2022 race for Wisconsin AG, the office currently held by Democratic AG Josh Kaul. As previously reported, Fond du Lac County DA Eric Toney is also seeking the 2022 Republican nomination. For more AG election news, insights, and polls…

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