Nov 08, 2016
Feb 17, 2016 - Aug 01, 2016
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania is an elected constitutional office in the executive branch of the Pennsylvania state government. They serve as the chief law enforcement officer of Pennsylvania and represents the state and its agencies in any action brought by or against them. Additionally, the attorney general is responsible for collecting all debts, taxes and accounts due to the state. The attorney general serves as a member of boards and commissions, including the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Board of Pardons, the Board of Finance and Revenue, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, the Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission and the Mid-Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Crime Law Enforcement Network. The attorney general is popularly elected in presidential election years and cannot serve more than two successive terms in office. The basic duties of the attorney general, as outlined by the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, are to: serve as the commonwealth's chief law enforcement officer; collect all debts, taxes, and account due to the commonwealth; represent the commonwealth and all agencies in any action; brought by or against the commonwealth; administer the provision relating to consumer protection laws; represent the commonwealth and its citizens in any action brought about for violation of the antitrust laws. The salary for this position is $156,264/year.