Johnston attorney Adam Gregg, a native of Hawarden, received the Republican nomination for Attorney General in the fall general election. Republicans voted for Gregg at their convention in Des Moines on June 14. Gregg will face Democrat Tom Miller in the Nov. 4 vote. Miller was first elected to the office in 1978.
Gregg is a 2002 alumni of West Sioux High School. Gregg, son of Larry and Carol Gregg, worked as a policy advisor for Gov. Terry Brandstad.
Gregg attended Central College in Pella, where he played football and graduated at the top of his class. Gregg then attended Drake Law School in Des Moines on an academic scholarship, and graduated with high honors. Upon graduation, he joined Brown Winick, a prestigious Iowa law firm.
In 2012, Gregg joined the senior staff of the Governor’s Office, where he handled legislative liaison duties and helped secure passage of the largest tax cut in Iowa’s history, historic education reform, and a state based, Iowa alternative to Obamacare. He has resigned his position at the Governor’s Office to seek the Attorney General position.
Gregg said, “I am running for Attorney General for a very simple reason. I’ve got the passion and the energy to fight everyday for Iowa families, Iowa farmers, and our constitutional freedoms. As Iowa’s Attorney General, I’ll be an advocate for open government and I’ll hold Washington D.C. accountable when the federal government oversteps its bounds. It’s time Iowa has an Attorney General that represents the people of Iowa.”
“When the interests of Iowa farmers, businesses and individuals are challenged, it is the duty of the Attorney General to stand up for them,” Gregg added. “As Iowa’s Attorney General, I won’t be interested in chasing headlines. I’ll be interested in enforcing the laws and protecting Iowans in every court in which our interests are threatened.”