Montana Attorney General

Job Description

The Attorney General of Montana is an elected constitutional position in the executive branch of the Montana state government. The Attorney General is the state's chief legal officer, chief law enforcement officer and director of the Montana Department of Justice. The Attorney General also serves as a member of the Montana Land Board and the Board of Examiners. The Attorney General has the authority to provide legal opinions to the state legislature, state officers, city and county attorneys, among others. The Attorney Genera also has supervisory authority over the state's 56 county attorneys and, at the request of local, state or federal law enforcement agencies, can investigate criminal violations of law.

Important Dates

Montana is holding an election for Attorney General on November 3, 2020. The primary is scheduled for June 2, 2020. The filing deadline is March 9, 2020. 

Democratic Candidates

Republican Candidates

  • Jon Bennion
  • Austin Knudsen

Independent Candidates

  • None yet