Greg Zoeller

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Greg Zoeller
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42nd Attorney General of Indiana
Assumed office
January 12, 2009
Governor Mitch Daniels
Mike Pence
Preceded by Steve Carter
Personal details
Born Gregory Francis Zoeller
(1955-03-28) March 28, 1955 (age 63)
New Albany, Indiana, U.S
Political party Republican
Alma mater Purdue University
Indiana University,
Bloomington
Website www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/

Gregory Francis Zoeller (born March 28, 1955)[1] is the current and 42nd attorney general of the U.S. state of Indiana. A Republican, he was elected in November 2008, defeating Democrat Linda Pence, and took office on January 12, 2009 and was re-elected to a second four-year term in 2012.

Early life and education

Zoeller is a native of New Albany, Indiana. He is a graduate of Our Lady of Providence Catholic High School. He also graduated from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He studied as an undergraduate at Purdue University and Indiana University, and holds "dual citizenship" as both a Boilermaker and an IU Hoosier.

Legal career

With a focus on consumer protection and public health and safety, Zoeller created and serves as co-chair of Indiana's Prescription Drug Task Force, is a member of the Commission on Improving the Status of Children in Indiana, supports the expansion of School Resource Officers, and serves as the National Association of Attorneys General Tobacco Committee Co-Chair. Other accomplishments as Attorney General include enhanced privacy protections for Hoosiers through expansion of the Do Not Call law to include cell phones, and providing for parents to obtain credit freezes on behalf of their minor children to protect them from identity theft.[citation needed]

On September 9, 2014 Zoeller appealed the Supreme Court's ruling on Same-sex marriage in Indiana. Zoeller also filed amicus briefs for other states.[2] This was marked by controversy, and while a few upcoming voters for the 2016 elections in Indiana criticized his decision, the vast majority supported him.[3][4][5]

Prior to state government, Zoeller spent ten years as an executive assistant to Dan Quayle - first in Senator Quayle's U.S. Senate office, and then in the Office of the Vice President of the United States. He also served in other government capacities and was in private practice for 10 years before joining the Attorney General's Office in 2001, serving as Chief Deputy until 2008.[citation needed]

Zoeller earned his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law at Bloomington in 1982.[citation needed]

Personal

Zoeller and his wife Kerrie have three children and live in Indianapolis.[citation needed]

References

  1. "Thurbert Baker 1952 - Google Search". google.com.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Indiana AG reacts to same-sex marriage ruling". schurz-wsbt-tv.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Indiana Attorney General Appeals Same-Sex Marriage Decision To Supreme Court". 21Alive.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Greg Zoeller (2 July 2014). "Greg Zoeller: State had obligation to appeal gay marriage ruling". Indianapolis Star.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. IndyStar (16 May 2014). "Greg Zoeller cruel to appeal gay marriage ruling". Indianapolis Star.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Stephen R. Carter
Attorney General of Indiana
2009–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent