2012 News Releases

Attorney General Schmidt reappointed to lead national consumer protection group

Release Date: Jul 09, 2012

Kansas Attorney General Derek SchmidtTOPEKA – (July 9, 2012) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will serve a second year as co-chair of the Consumer Protection Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Schmidt said the national leadership position reflects his office’s priorities of keeping Kansas consumers safe from deceptive and unconscionable practices and protecting their privacy in the digital world. Schmidt will also serve as co-chair of the newly created Cyber Privacy Committee.

“Consumer protection is one of the core functions of the Kansas Attorney General’s Office and is one of our priorities,” Schmidt said. “I look forward to continuing to serve my fellow attorneys general as the co-chair of this national committee.”

The National Association of Attorneys General is the national, nonpartisan organization of state attorneys general. Its members include the 50 state attorneys general as well as attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territories.

Schmidt, of Independence, was elected Kansas attorney general in 2010 and was sworn into office in January 2011. Before that, he served 10 years in the Kansas Senate and previously worked as an assistant Kansas attorney general for consumer protection.

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