Attorney General Chris Carr believes in the value and dignity of every individual and is guided by the principle that every Georgian deserves to be safe. Since 2016, Attorney General Chris Carr and the State of Georgia have led the nation on critical public safety issues such as gang violence, human trafficking, organized crime, elder abuse, and the opioid epidemic.
Protect Georgia was founded in 2023 to educate Georgians on important public safety news around the state and highlight the work that Attorney General Carr and the State of Georgia have done in the areas of public safety and law enforcement.
Chris Carr has served as Georgia’s Attorney General since 2016 with a mission of protecting Georgians’ lives, livelihoods, and liberty.
Chris was appointed Attorney General in 2016 by Governor Nathan Deal, elected in 2018 to a full, four-year term, and re-elected in 2022 for a second four-year term.
As Attorney General, Chris has built a strong, conservative record of prosecuting criminals, keeping the economy open, defending Georgia’s election integrity law, supporting law enforcement, protecting Georgians’ liberties, going after fraud and corruption, and fighting back against the liberal Stacey Abrams-Joe Biden agenda.
Prior to his service as Attorney General, Chris served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development from 2013 to 2016. There, Chris led the state agency responsible for creating jobs and investment in Georgia. Georgia was named the “No. 1 state for business” each of the three years Chris was commissioner. The department under Chris’ leadership helped facilitate 1,069 projects across the state that represented approximately $14.4 billion in investment and the creation of more than 84,000 jobs.
During his six years as Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, Chris advised the senator on federal legislation and on judicial nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court and lower federal courts in Georgia and across the country. Chris also served on Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission, the body charged with recommending candidates to the Governor to fill judicial vacancies, from 2011 through 2018.
Chris is a graduate of both the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Lumpkin School of Law.
Chris and his wife, Joan Carr, have two daughters.