Spotlight: Kentucky AG Russell Coleman

Professional background: Russell Coleman was sworn in as the 52nd Kentucky Attorney General in January 2024. In 2017, AG Coleman was appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky. Prior to that, his government service included serving as an assistant commonwealth’s attorney in Oldham County and as senior advisor and legal counsel to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, after which he was in private practice. Early in his career, AG Coleman was a Special Agent with the FBI.

Key priorities for his first term include:

  • Tackling violence in Louisville
  • Supporting county and commonwealth’s attorneys
  • Addressing public corruption and tackling child exploitation and child sex abuse

Education:  AG Coleman earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Kentucky.

Personal: AG Coleman lives in Oldham County with his wife, Ashley, and their three children.