Karl A. Racine is the District of Columbia’s first elected, independent Attorney General. Now in his second term, Attorney General Racine’s mission is to use the law to solve problems for vulnerable District residents. His priorities include consumer protection, preserving affordable housing, employing evidence-based juvenile justice reforms, cracking down on slumlords, holding unscrupulous employers accountable for wage theft. He is committed to smart-on-crime policies to interrupt violence in the District and address childhood trauma.

Attorney General Racine also serves as president-elect of the bi-partisan National Association of Attorneys General, and as chair emeritus of the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

Before his election, Mr. Racine was the first African-American managing partner of a top-100 US law firm, Venable LLP, worked at the D.C. Public Defender Service, and served as Associate White House Counsel in the Clinton Administration.

Mr. Racine earned a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and J.D. from the University of Virginia. Born in Haiti, he has lived in the District since he was three.

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