List of Attorneys General of Wisconsin

Attorney General of Wisconsin
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Josh Kaul

since January 7, 2019
Term lengthFour years, no term limits
Inaugural holderJames S. Brown
FormationJune 7, 1848 (1848-06-07)

The Attorney General of Wisconsin is a constitutional officer in the executive branch of the government of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Forty-five individuals have held the office of Attorney General since statehood. The incumbent is Josh Kaul, a Democrat.[2][3][4]

Election and term of office

The Attorney General is elected on Election Day in November, and takes office on the first Monday of the next January.[5] There is no limit to the number of terms an Attorney General may hold. From 1848 to 1968, the Attorney General was elected to a two-year term in the November general election. Since 1970, following ratification of a constitutional amendment in April 1967, the Attorney General has been elected to a four-year term.

In the event of a vacancy in the office of the Attorney General, the Governor of Wisconsin may appoint a replacement to fill the remainder of the term. The Attorney General may be removed from office through an impeachment trial.[6] They may also choose to resign from office.

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