On January 7, 2021, Deputy Attorney General Jane Young (Nonpartisan) began serving as acting New Hampshire Attorney General after Governor Chris Sununu (R) nominated former Attorney General Gordon MacDonald (R) to the state Supreme Court. MacDonald delegated his duties to Young for the period of the nomination process, pursuant to a New Hampshire statute that authorizes the deputy attorney general to act as attorney general under limited circumstances. In addition to being a longtime member of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office, Young also spent more than a decade investigating criminal cases as a member of the Hillsborough County attorney’s office.