Attorney General Slatery Elected Chair of the Southern Region of Attorneys General

Friday, June 23, 2017 | 9:13am

Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III has been elected by his colleagues to serve as chair of the Southern Region of Attorneys General, which stretches from Texas to Virginia. Slatery was elected by his fellow attorneys general from the Southern Region during an annual meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).

General Slatery will serve a one year term as chair and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge of Arkansas will serve as vice-chair. Slatery previously served as vice-chair of the Southern Region.

As chair, General Slatery will serve on the executive committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.

“It is always an honor to be recognized by peers who vote you into a leadership position. It is a particular privilege to work with these Attorneys General,” General Slatery said. “The Southern Region consists of thoughtful attorneys who often share a common vision and face many of the same challenges. I appreciate the opportunity to serve these Attorneys General in this position.”

The Southern Region includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.

NAAG membership is comprised of the attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. NAAG helps all 56 state and territorial attorneys general in fulfilling their responsibilities and assists in the delivery of high-quality legal services