General Adam Paul Laxalt Sworn in as Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General

January 5, 2015

Pledges to Host an AG Law Enforcement Summit in First 30 days to Tackle Crime Facing our Families and Communities

Carson City, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt was sworn in today at a 12:30 p.m. ceremony in front of the Capitol Building in Carson City.  Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Hardesty administered the Oath of Office to General Laxalt, along with the five other constitutional officers.  General Laxalt was joined by members of the public, as well as his family, friends, staff and numerous other public officials. 

“It is an honor to serve as Nevada’s Attorney General,” General Laxalt stated.  “My pledge to the citizens of Nevada is that I will uphold the Oath I have taken today and provide strong, ethical leadership for our state.  We will work aggressively to fight crime, keep our communities safe and protect our citizens from further federal encroachment on Nevada’s state sovereignty.”

General Laxalt becomes Nevada’s 33rd Attorney General and the nation’s youngest.  In office, he seeks an ambitious plan to provide a stronger, safer and freer Nevada as our state’s top prosecutor and law enforcement officer. 

“Every jurisdiction throughout Nevada faces different safety issues and priorities,” said Laxalt.  “My office intends to hear from local officials so we can fully comprehend and address these issues.  Our office pledges to work in collaboration with local law enforcement and prosecutors to reduce crime and look out for the safety and security of all Nevadans.”

General Laxalt will be hosting a Law Enforcement Summit on February 5th in Carson City, inviting Nevada sheriffs, chiefs, and district attorneys from all 17 counties to participate.  The summit will focus on how Nevada law enforcement can more quickly and effectively address emerging criminal trends like illegal drugs, violent crime, domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking.

Prior to his election, General Laxalt served as a business law attorney in private practice.  A fourth generation Nevadan, Laxalt is a former United States Navy Judge Advocate General, and an Iraq War Veteran.  In Iraq, Laxalt assisted with the detention and prosecution of thousands of war criminals and terrorists.  For his exemplary service, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Iraq Campaign Medal. General Laxalt also served as a Navy and Federal Prosecutor and Law Professor at the United States Naval Academy. 

Laxalt graduated Magna Cum Laude from Georgetown University and received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  He currently resides in Reno, Nevada, with his wife Jaime, their daughter Sophia Therese, and their dogs Hoya and Buckley.  General Laxalt is the grandson of former Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator Paul Laxalt.  To learn more about General Laxalt, click here.