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Kentucky Attorney General

Current State AG
Russell Coleman (R)
Political Party
Republican
Assumed Office

2024

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.

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.

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The AG is an elected position in Kentucky.

  • Next Election:November 2, 2027
  • Election Process:Elected
  • Term/Limit:4 years / 2 terms


Latest Kentucky Attorney General News & Insights

Kentucky AG Brings Latest Opioid Epidemic Lawsuit

Kentucky AG Russell Coleman filed a lawsuit against the Kroger Company and affiliated entities alleging that it contributed to the opioid epidemic in the state in its role as a drug distributor and operator of retail pharmacies. According to the complaint, Kroger allegedly distributed and dispensed opioids in the state between 2006 and 2019, while…

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Republican AGs Try to Slam the Brakes on New Federal Highway Rule

A group of 21 Republican AGs filed a lawsuit challenging a new rule promulgated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that requires all states with National Highway System mileage to take affirmative steps to set declining targets with the goal of reducing on-road CO2 emissions. In the complaint,…

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