ATTORNEY GENERAL




Job Description

* Term of Office: 4 years
* As the chief law officer, ensures that the laws of the state
are uniformly and adequately enforced.
* Heads the Department of Justice, which is responsible for
providing state legal services and support for local law
enforcement.
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Acts as chief counsel in state litigation and serves as legal
advisor to the Governor, Legislature, boards, commissions and
agencies.
* Oversees law enforcement agencies, including District Attorneys
and Sheriffs.
*SALARY - $102,000



1994 Candidates





Review/Analysis by the California Journal

The Race for Attorney General: Two distinctly different attorneys
see themselves as "top cop"


Past and Present Officeholders

Past Officeholders Party Affiliation Years in Office
Dan Lungren Republican Present
John Van de Kamp Democrat 1983 - 1990
George Deukmejian Republican 1979 - 1982
Evelle J. Younger Republican 1971 - 1978
Thomas C. Lynch Democrat 1964 - 1970
Stanley Mosk Democrat 1959 - 1963

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