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Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of the Attorney General

Mark Herring
Attorney General

202 North Ninth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219


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RICHMOND--(June 24, 2016) Attorney General Mark R. Herring has been elected by his fellow attorneys general to serve as chair of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Southern Region, after two years of service as Southern Region vice-chair. The election was made official at the annual meeting of NAAG and is effective today, June 24, 2016. Attorney General Herring will serve a one year term and Attorney General Herbert Slattery, III of Tennessee will serve as vice-chair of the region.


"I'm honored that my colleagues have chosen me to chair our group and to champion our common interests," said Attorney General Herring. "While our challenges, opportunities, and priorities may vary from state to state, I know we can accomplish more working together collaboratively on issues from economic development to heroin and prescription drug abuse. I look forward to working with my colleagues to forge even stronger partnerships as we work to position our states and region for success."


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


The membership of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) is comprised of the attorneys general of all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American Samoa, Guam and the Virgin Islands. NAAG's mission is to help these 56 attorneys general fulfill the responsibilities of their office and to assist in the delivery of high-quality legal services to the states and territorial jurisdictions.


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