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Introductions

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel took office in January 2007. He is the youngest Attorney General in the nation. As the stateís top lawyer, top consumer advocate and top law enforcement officer, McDaniel and his team are committed to the issues that matter most to Arkansasís families. Curbing methamphetamine production, eliminating payday lenders, and assisting consumers through his health care bureau are top priorities for Dustin. In the 2009 session of the General Assembly, Dustin worked with multiple groups and across party lines to propose and pass the stateís first felony animal cruelty law. Currently, his office is suing several telemarketing companies that are calling consumers trying to sell car warranties.

Dustin is the Chair of the southern region for the National Association of Attorneys General; Co-Chair of the Democratic Association of Attorneys General; and has been awarded an Aspen-Rodel Fellowship in Public Leadership. Prior to becoming Attorney General, he served as a uniformed patrol officer in his hometown of Jonesboro. He was also a Democratic Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, serving as the Chairman of the Joint Select Committee on Health Insurance and Prescription Drugs and as a Member of the House Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.