Tennessee's next Attorney General will be Conservative Jonathan Skrmetti, replacing current Attorney General Herbert Slatery.
This is another big win for the conservative movement sweeping across the country.
"The Tennessee Supreme Court selected Skrmetti to replace Slatery beginning September 1, 2022. One of six candidates interviewed by the court, Skrmetti served as the Chief Deputy Attorney General in the Attorney General’s Office until 2021. According to TN Courts, Skrmetti 'managed approximately 160 attorneys in 15 litigating divisions and served as a negotiator in the $26 billion multistate opioid settlement.' He has since served as chief counsel to the state’s Republican Gov. Bill Lee," reports Breitbart.
"Chief Justice Roger A. Page spoke highly of Skrmetti, explaining that he believes he has the 'breadth of experience and vision necessary to lead the Attorney General’s office for the next eight years,'" Breitbart reports.
"He is an accomplished attorney with a deep understanding of Tennessee government and our judicial system," Page said.
"Top state officials also praised the court’s choice. Gov. Lee described Skrmetti as someone with a 'brilliant legal mind with vast experience at the state and federal levels,'" Breitbart reported.
"And he’s one of the finest public servants I know. Tennesseans will be well-represented by their next Attorney General," said Lee.
Jonathan is a brilliant legal mind with vast experience at the state and federal levels, and he’s one of the finest public servants I know. Tennesseans will be well-represented by their next Attorney General. https://t.co/4VicLBy1tH
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) August 10, 2022
"I look forward to working with the dedicated public servants at the Attorney General’s office to represent all three branches of Tennessee’s government," Skrmetti said in a statement. "I thank the Supreme Court for entrusting me with this responsibility and General Herbert Slatery for his eight years of distinguished leadership."
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