Arkansas Attorney General
State of Arkansas
Dustin McDanielAt 35, Dustin McDaniel is the youngest attorney general in the country.
McDaniel, who grew up in Jonesboro, said he always had a fascination with the law because his father was an attorney.
His father “had instilled in me the belief that it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to provide a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves in court,” McDaniel said.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1994, McDaniel decided to put off law school for a year and joined the Jonesboro Police Department as a police officer.
After graduating from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William H. Bowen School of Law, McDaniel went back to Jonesboro as a partner at McDaniel & Wells.
In 2002, the law school gave McDaniel the Outstanding Young Alumnus award.
“I decided that public service was calling me again,” McDaniel said.
In 2004, he won a seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives, where he was named one of the “10 Best Legislators” by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in 2005.
Last year McDaniel beat a tough field to become attorney general in 2006.
“I wanted to put my efforts toward making Arkansas a better place,” McDaniel said. “I say repeatedly that I believe serving our fellow man is what God expects of us.”
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