Keith Ellison sworn in as Attorney General: “My job as the People’s Lawyer is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity and respect”

January 7, 2019 (SAINT PAUL) — Keith Ellison was sworn in today as Minnesota’s 30th Attorney General. In brief inaugural remarks, Attorney General Ellison declared, “My job as the People’s Lawyer is to help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity and respect. … The Minnesota Attorney General’s office will be the place where everybody counts and everybody matters.”

Attorney General-elect Ellison names John Keller Chief Deputy Attorney General

December 27, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison today announced that he has named John Keller to serve as Minnesota’s Chief Deputy Attorney General.

“For many years, John has successfully managed and grown a well-respected non-profit legal practice that has helped people of all backgrounds navigate complex areas of the law so that they can afford their lives, reach new dreams, and live with dignity. He brings to the Attorney General’s Office a unique combination of deep grassroots understanding of the struggles that all Minnesotans face, and deep connection to and recognition from the legal community in Minnesota and across the country. I can think of no one better suited to help me serve the people of Minnesota,” Ellison said.

Attorney General-elect Ellison to hold community listening session in Albert Lea

December 13, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison will hold an open community listening session in Duluth next Monday, December 17, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Albert Lea Senior Citizens Center. The event is open to the public and free of charge.

People from around southern Minnesota are invited to come share their ideas with Attorney General-elect Ellison about how he as Minnesota’s next attorney general can help them afford their lives and live with dignity. Attorney General-elect Ellison is interested in hearing from people about what issues they believe he should focus on, and their ideas about how people and communities can be better connected to the office of the Attorney General.

Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison kicks off statewide listening tour in Duluth

December 5, 2018 (DULUTH) — In Duluth last night, Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison kicked off the first in a series of listening sessions that he will be holding across Minnesota in December and January.

“As the People’s Lawyer, I will stand shoulder to shoulder with Minnesotans by using the powers and platform of the attorney general to help them afford their lives and live with dignity. The first step to standing shoulder to shoulder with Minnesotans is finding out where they stand,” AG-elect Ellison said. “That’s why I’m holding listening sessions around the state: to build on everything I heard during the campaign in order to make sure the Attorney General’s office is better connected to the people of Minnesota.”

AG-elect Keith Ellison announces transition advisory committee, website

November 19, 2018 (MINNEAPOLIS) — Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison today announced the 35 members of his transition advisory committee and unveiled a new transition website.

The transition advisory committee is co-chaired by Richard Allyn and Sarah Catherine Walker. Allyn is a former Minnesota chief deputy attorney general and solicitor general, and a partner at the Minneapolis law firm Robins Kaplan. Walker is government-affairs consultant and the founder of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition.

Ellison Names Chief of Staff, Transition Co-Chairs for Attorney General’s Office

MINNESOTA – Minnesota Attorney General-elect Keith Ellison today announced that his Congressional Chief of Staff Donna Cassutt will serve as Chief of Staff in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office when he takes office in January. Ellison also announced today that Richard Allyn, former Solicitor General and Chief Deputy Attorney General, and Sarah Walker, civil rights and public policy leader, will serve as co-chairs for his transition into the Attorney General’s Office.