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2 Conference of Western Attorneys General A Santé Fe – Well for some special people! 2010 CWAG Annual Conference

3 Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard  Terry is the only AG that has ever run on Arizona’s team in the annual Baker to Vegas Race, a 120-mile relay with over 200 law enforcement teams from around the country In 2005, when the Arizona Legislature failed to restrict the sale of pseudoephedrine, Terry helped persuade more than 40 cities and towns to enact restrictions, which resulted in a sharp drop in meth labs in Arizona. Terry also helped launch the Arizona Meth Project

4 Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard 2009 NASCAR Grand Marshal Attorney General Terry Goddard with wife Monica and son Kevin On June 16, 2010, Terry received NAAG’s highest honor for his work on the $94 million settlement with Western Union, as well as his leadership on mortgage fraud and the multi-state tobacco settlement

5 California Attorney General Jerry brown  Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a lawsuit on July, 14, against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for blocking an innovative California clean energy program that was designed to create tens of thousands of jobs, promote energy independence and lower utility bills. Attorney General Jerry Brown with wife Anne Gust

6 Brown Announces Major Gang Takedown in Salinas Attorney General Jerry Brown and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, announcing major gang takedown in Salinas. $34,000 in cash and 12 guns were confiscated Agents seized 40 pounds of cocaine, 14 pounds of marijuana and nine ounces of methamphetamine. CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY BROWN

7 Hawaii attorney general mark bennett In March 2007, Mr. Bennett was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers; there are a total of 25 Hawaii Fellows. Attorney General Mark J. Bennett and Governor Linda Lingle, State of Hawaii

8 In February 2009, Mr. Bennett successfully argued on behalf of Hawaii before the United States Supreme Court in Hawaii et al. v. Office of Hawaiian Affairs et al. Unanimously reversing a Hawaii Supreme Court decision, the Court held that a 1993 Congressional Apology Resolution did not strip the State of Hawaii of its sovereign authority to transfer public trust lands, and that the State of Hawaii holds absolute fee simple title to the public trust lands. Attorney General Mark J. Bennett and his wife Pat Ohara. General Bennett Bought two old Yankee Stadium seats from the Yankee organization and installed them in the foyer of his house to the delight of his wife. Hawaii attorney general mark bennett

9 Attorney general drew edmondson Attorney General Drew Edmondson walks near the Illinois river in Tahlequah, Okla. Thursday July 16, Edmondson is suing 12 Arkansas poultry companies in federal court, claiming that over-application of bird waste in the 1 million-acre Illinois River watershed has created environmental havoc, as runoff carries bacteria into lakes and streams and threatens the health of tens of thousands of people who boat and camp in the valley every year. Attorney General Drew Edmondson speaks to Muskogee Veterans Attorney General Drew Edmondson and his wife Linda.

10 Drew Edmondson speaking at County Officers and Deputies Meeting Drew and Linda Edmondson with their grandchildren over Christmas break

11 Rhode Island attorney general Patrick lynch One of Patrick Lynch's first responsibilities as Attorney General was to oversee the criminal investigation of the February 20, 2003, Station nightclub fire in West Warwick. Attorney General Lynch has hung a plaque in his office with a quote from Spider-Man, "With great power comes great responsibility." Lynch said he got the inspiration for the plaque from his son, who said it before his inauguration in 2003

12 Attorney General Lynch has visited at least one school a week since first taking office in 2003, talking to kids, urging them to make the right choices in life, to choose the right path, to contribute to their communities. And he regularly takes to the basketball courts with young people, in his efforts to keep them out of court. Rhode Island attorney general Patrick lynch Attorney General Lynch’s children, Kelsy, 11, and Graham, 9

13 Santé fe-well to you all!!

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