BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (WAFB) – First Attorney General Liz Baker Marrill has formally announced her candidacy for Louisiana Attorney General.
She is currently deputy commander under Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and is not seeking re-election for that seat. Landry, a Republican, is running for governor.
Murrill, who has held his current position in Landry’s office for the past seven years, will continue to work there while he runs for Landry’s seat.
Republicans Rep. John Stefanski (from Crawley) and John Belton (prosecutor from Monroe) are also running for Attorney General. Belton is running as an independent.
A Republican from Baton Rouge, Murrill has five lawsuits before the United States Supreme Court and many in both state and federal courts. Muril served in the Jindal government for seven years, where he also served as an administrative adviser to the governor.
He graduated from LSU Law School in 1991 and was editor-in-chief of the Louisiana Law Review. He then earned her LLM (Master of Laws) from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Murrill was born in New Orleans and raised in Lafayette. She and her husband, Button, her rouge attorney John, have four sons with her.
The primary election will take place on October 14, 2023.
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