On January 18, 2021, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy appointed Clyde “Ed” Sniffen (R) as Alaska’s new attorney general. Sniffen served as acting attorney general since the resignation of former Attorney General Kevin Clarkson in August 2020. Prior to becoming attorney general,  Sniffen began his legal career in private practice in 1988, then joined the Alaska Department of Law in 2000. For his first 15 years at the Department, he focused on consumer protection and antitrust matters. He also served as Chief Assistant Attorney General for the Regulatory Affairs Section, Chief Deputy for the Civil Division, and Chief of Staff. In connection with his appointment, Sniffen said, “I am honored to be selected as the next Attorney General for Alaska, and look forward to working on the important legal issues facing our state.”