How to Address Our State Attorney?
—-Envelope or address block on an email: How to Address a State or State’s Attorney
——–State Attorney / State’s Attorney
——–Which could look like:
————The Honorable Ernest Thompson
————Brown County State’s Attorney
————(Address) How to Address a State or State’s Attorney
NOTES: How to Address a State or State’s Attorney
—-A State/State’s Attorney is a state official, elected in a general election and entitled to be addressed as the Honorable.
—-Orally you will hear their job title used as an honorific to emphasize or clarify his/her job in an interaction. For example: State Attorney (Name) will be here in five minutes. or State’s Attorney (Surname) will host the event.
—-And the media will frequently use the job before the name to clarify to their readers/viewers who this person is: ‘According to State’s Attorney (Name) …’. They may even call the person State Attorney (Name) during an interview.
—-But traditionally and formally their job title is not used in writing as an honorific, in a salutation, or in conversation. Address as Mr./Ms. (Surname)
— Robert Hickey How to Address a State or State’s Attorney