Gov. Mike Dunleavy made a Friday afternoon announcement that his choice for attorney general has changed. Ed Sniffen, his designee, is out, and Treg Taylor is now in.
Without providing an explanation, Dunleavy announced that Sniffen, after decades of state service, is leaving state employment.
Mr. Taylor started with the Alaska Department of Law in 2018, serving as Deputy Attorney General in charge of the civil division. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a law degree from Brigham Young University. He and his wife Jodi and five of their six children live in Anchorage.
“I am honored and humbled that the Governor has asked me to serve as Alaska’s Attorney General. I have spent my entire legal career in Alaska, including the past two years as Alaska’s Deputy Attorney General,” said Attorney General Taylor. “I have a profound respect for the role of the Department of Law and for its dedicated employees. I hope that under my leadership the department will continue to provide outstanding legal service to the State, for the good of all Alaskans.”
Attorney General Taylor’s name will be submitted to both the Alaska House and Senate for confirmation in the near future. His photo is attached to this press release.