Mattivi says Kansas needs prosecutor, not politician as next Attorney General

Tony Mattivi answers questions regarding the Value Them Both Ammendment, gun control, his priorities should be become the next AG.
Published: Jul. 14, 2022 at 5:17 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - One of the most contested races in Kansas in the August 2nd Primary Election is for Attorney General.

Toni Mattivi dropped by the 13 NEWS studios Thursday where he touted his experience as a prosecutor, not a politician.

Mattivi says he has spent nearly 30 years as a prosecutor at the county, state and federal levels, prosecuted war crimes in Iraq, and a high ranking Al Qaeda member at Guantanamo bay, Cuba.

Mattivi says he is pro life and supports the ‘Value Them Both’ Amendment.

On the topic of gun control, he said he’s weary of red flag laws, and that during his time as a prosecutor he’s never seen a situation where somebody posed a tangible threat that couldn’t be addressed using laws already on the books.

Mattivi is up against State Sen. Kellie Warren and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for the Republican nomination for Kansas Attorney General.

13 NEWS hosted Warren earlier this week, and Kobach is scheduled to visit WIBW in the coming days.

Copyright 2022 WIBW. All rights reserved.