House Judiciary considers attorney general vote
The House Judiciary Committee took up a constitutional amendment Wednesday that would allow voters to choose their state attorney general.
The proposed amendment sponsored by Chugiak Republican Rep. Bill Stoltze, calls for the direct election of the attorney general.
Committee chairman Rep. Wes Keller had three areas of concern with the amendment.
He says the proposal doesn’t answer if an elected attorney general would be of the same political party as the governor during the same election. He also wonders how an elected attorney general would be removed from office if need be, and what qualifications an individual would have to meet to be a candidate for the office.
The committee didn’t take any action on the proposal.