A former criminal prosecutor and civil rights attorney, Dana Nessel was sworn in as Michigan’s 54th Attorney General on January 1, 2019. Her core initiatives have been fashioned in the image of her promise to Michigan’s residents — to give the Department of Attorney General back to the people that it serves.Meet Dana
Under Michigan election law, the Secretary of State has a duty to report violations of the election laws and regulations to the Attorney General or a local prosecuting attorney, or both, for prosecution. Further, as state constitutional officers, the Attorney General and Secretary of State take an oath to uphold the federal and state constitutions.
There is no right protected by these constitutions more important than the right of all citizens to participate in the democratic process by exercising their right to register and vote.
Attorney General Nessel and Secretary Benson are committed to ensuring that all eligible Michigan citizens have the opportunity to do so in the November general election, and every election thereafter.
For the past 18 months, attorneys from this office – in concert with court-appointed mediators, a special master and the plaintiffs’ attorneys – have been hard at work to reach an agreement that would resolve all of the lawsuits against the State related to the Flint Water Crisis.
That hard work has culminated in a $600 million preliminary settlement agreement that puts the needs of Flint’s children first. Additional details will be made available as the parties continue working together in a collaborative effort to provide the best possible resolution for the people of Flint.
Here in Michigan, a number of resources are available to those needing food assistance.