Cozen O’Connor: What You May Not Know About the Incoming Class of New State Attorneys General

What You May Not Know About the Incoming Class of New State Attorneys General

Kristina Howard, a policy adviser for Cozen O'Connor's State Attorneys General practice group, wrote about the new incoming class of 2019 State Attorneys General. The 2019 class of AGs is one of the most diverse ever, including five new women AGs. Another important observation about their background relates to AGs’ increasingly prominent role as policymakers. Six of the new incoming AGs (Connecticut, Illinois, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nevada) previously served in their state legislatures and one also served in the U.S Congress (Minnesota). As former legislators, they have a keen understanding of the policymaking process and how to drive policy initiatives. In addition, two of the new AGs (Missouri and Ohio) are the sitting State Treasurer and State Auditor, respectively. As the 2019 state legislative season kicks into high gear, it is likely that these new AGs will directly and effectively engage with their respective state legislatures.]

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Kristina Howard

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khoward@cozen.com

(202) 912-4869


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