DECISION 2022: Attorney General Incumbent Dana Nessel (D)

A former criminal prosecutor and civil rights attorney, Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s 54th Attorney General on January 1, 2019.
Published: Oct. 3, 2022 at 5:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 5:12 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The 2022 Michigan midterms are coming up and Michigan Attorney General (AG) Dana Nessel is running for re-election against GOP nominee Matthew DePerno.

53-year-old Dana Nessel is the Democratic nominee. She became the 54th Attorney General in Michigan in 2019.

She was born in West Bloomfield Township where she graduated high school.

Nessel graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree and her JD from Wayne State University Law School. She then worked as an assistant prosecutor in the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office. and a primary attorney for over 1,665 cases, She opened her own legal firm in 2005.

In 2016 she founded Fair Michigan, which is a nonprofit organization that works to prosecute hate crimes against the LGBTQ.

If you want to hear more on what AG Nessel plans to do if re-elected, you can click on the video above.

Next: DECISION 2022: Candidate Matt DePerno

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