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Attorney General

Pennsylvania’s chief law enforcement officer, the Attorney General is responsible for prosecuting criminal charges brought by the Commonwealth, as well as civil litigation on behalf of some, but not all, state agencies. The office also provides civil enforcement of some Commonwealth laws, including those involving consumer protection and charities. The Attorney General represents the state government in actions brought by or against it, and reviews all proposed rules and regulations by state agencies. The Attorney General also sits on several state boards and commissioners including the Board of Pardons, Board of Finance and Revenue and Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The Attorney General can serve no more than two four-year terms and has an annual salary of $168,000.