Sworn in as North Carolina’s 50th Attorney General in 2017, Josh Stein previously served as a Deputy Attorney General and State Senator. As AG, Stein has led the effort to eliminate the state’s backlog of sexual assault kits by securing funding to test kits and mandating testing for all newly collected kits. Stein has been a national leader of a bipartisan effort to protect consumers by going after companies who use illegal robocalls. In 2020, Governor Cooper appointed Stein as a co-chair of the Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice and in its final report made 125 recommendations on policing and criminal justice reform with the goal of eliminating racial inequities. AG Stein was re-elected in 2020 to his second term.