2018 Attorneys General Elections

Attorneys General Races Overview

Thirty (30) states and the District of Columbia held regularly scheduled elections November 6 to choose attorneys general. To learn more about a candidate and their campaign simply click on their name in the chart below.

Pre-election Party Control:

  • 12 attorneys general races are for open seats
  • 18 states are currently held by Republicans
  • 12 states and the District of Columbia are currently held by Democrats

Post-election Party Control:

  • 23 Republican held AG offices
  • 27 Democratic held AG offices

Disclaimer: The information contained in the table below is subject to revision and will be updated throughout the night on November 6 and the day of November 7. 

For additional information, please contact Meghan Holihan at msh@stateside.com

State Pre-election Party Control Winner Post-election Party Control (* = flip)
Alabama Republican Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) (Inc.) Republican
Arizona Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) (Inc.) Republican
Arkansas Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge (R) (Inc.) Republican
California Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Colorado (Open Seat) Republican Phil Weiser (D) Democratic*
Connecticut (Open Seat) Democratic State Representative William Tong (D) Democratic
Delaware (Open Seat) Democratic Kathleen Jennings (D) Democratic
Florida (Open Seat) Republican Ashley Moody (R) Republican
Georgia Republican Attorney General Chris Carr (R) (Inc.) Republican
Idaho Republican Attorney General Lawrence Wasden (R) (Inc.) Republican
Illinois (Open Seat) Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul (D) Democratic
Iowa Democratic Attorney General Tom Miller (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Kansas Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt (R) (Inc.) Republican
Maryland Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Massachusetts Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Michigan (Open Seat) Republican Dana Nessel (D) Democratic*
Minnesota (Open Seat) Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison (DFL) Democratic
Nebraska Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson (R) (Inc.) Republican
Nevada (Open Seat) Republican State Senator Aaron Ford (D) Democratic*
New Mexico Democratic Attorney General Hector Balderas (D) (Inc.) Democratic
New York (Open Seat) Democratic Letitia James (D) Democratic
North Dakota Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem (R) (Inc.) Republican
Ohio (Open Seat) Republican State Auditor Dave Yost (R) Republican
Oklahoma Republican Attorney General Mike Hunter (R) (Inc.) Republican
Rhode Island (Open Seat) Democratic Peter F. Neronha (D) Democratic
South Carolina Republican Attorney General Alan Wilson (R) (Inc.) Republican
South Dakota (Open Seat) Republican Jason Ravnsborg (R) Republican
Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) (Inc.) Republican
Vermont Democratic Attorney General T.J. Donovan (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Washington, D.C. Democratic Attorney General Karl Racine (D) (Inc.) Democratic
Wisconsin Republican Josh Kaul (D) Democratic*
Maine Democratic State Representative Aaron Frey (D)^ Democratic

^Rep. Frey was elected by the state legislature to replace Governor-elect Janet Mills (D). He will be sworn in January 2019.