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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Voted President-Elect of the National Association of Attorneys General

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was elected President-Elect of the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) during its annual summer meeting in June. He will assume the post in June 2013.

 

“It's a tremendous honor to be elected by my fellow Attorneys General to serve in this capacity, and it's a responsibility I take very seriously,” Attorney General Van Hollen said of his leadership role. “Working together with my counterparts across the country through NAAG has served the people of Wisconsin in a myriad of ways, and I look forward to continued success and other opportunities in the interest of justice.”

 

NAAG was created to assist state attorneys general and improve interaction and coordination in handling state and federal issues. According to its website, “the Association fosters interstate cooperation on legal and law enforcement issues, conducts policy research and analysis of issues, conducts training, and facilitates communication between the states' chief legal officers and all levels of government.”

 

Previously, Van Hollen was elected Vice President of NAAG in 2011. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler was elected NAAG President for this term. His year-long initiative will focus on “Privacy in the Digital Age.”

 

Additional information regarding NAAG is available at http://www.naag.org/.