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Spotlight: Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron

Cameron is the 51st Attorney General of Kentucky. Only 35 years old, he is the first Republican elected to the office since 1944 and the first African-American Attorney General of Kentucky.

Cameron has served as attorney general since December 17, 2019.

Cameron’s priorities in office have included addressing COVID-19 scams and fraudulent activity, and protection of vulnerable populations, including abused children, during the pandemic. In other headline-making news, Cameron clashed with Kentucky Governor Beshear over several of his executive orders (EOs) during the pandemic.

Prior to taking office, Cameron was a senior associate at Frost Brown Todd.

From 2011 to 2013 Cameron clerked for Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove in the Eastern District of Kentucky. After the clerkship, Cameron served as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel where he was responsible for ensuring the office complied with Senate ethics rules. As McConnell’s general counsel, his broad legislative portfolio included the federal judiciary, law enforcement and criminal justice matters, patent and trademark issues, and Kentucky telecommunications and broadband access initiatives.

Education: Cameron graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science in 2008, and in 2011 he received his Juris Doctor from the university’s Brandeis School of Law. While at Louisville he was president of the Student Bar Association, and for two years he was a defensive back on the football team.

Personal: Cameron was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. His mother was a professor at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College and his father owned a local coffee shop. He lives in Louisville with his wife.