There is a crucial election for Attorney General in November. While Republicans chose their nominee at a convention in May, voters will choose the Democratic nominee in the June 8th Primary. So, we want to highlight some powers and privileges of the Attorney General’s Office in this week’s Civics Lesson.
The Virginia Attorney General (AG) is part of the State Executive Branch and is elected every four years. The AG’s Office is essentially the Commonwealth’s law firm and should be able to defend the interests of Virginians and the Virginia government. The Attorney General provides legal advice and representation for all state agencies as well. The AG also gives legal advice to the representatives of the VA General Assembly and other government officials. Finally, the Attorney General can be thought of as the state’s chief law enforcement officer.
As you can see, the Attorney General’s Office is vital to the everyday lives of Virginians so be sure you are registered to #vote tinyurl.com/VABVoterReg!
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