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Daniel Cameron announces candidacy for Kentucky Attorney General

Daniel Cameron

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Daniel Cameron has announced his official candidacy in the 2019 Kentucky Attorney General election.

“I am running for Attorney General because it is the best platform from which to confront the public safety challenge of our lifetime: the drug epidemic,” Cameron said. “Like many Kentuckians, I’ve seen too many families torn apart by drug abuse. The Attorney General should be the leading voice in confronting this challenge, and I believe that I am the right candidate for the job.”

“To keep this Commonwealth moving forward and to reestablish the Attorney General as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Kentucky, we need someone who won’t use the office for political advantage and whose primary objective is the public safety of all Kentuckians. Kentucky cannot afford to elect another Attorney General who prioritizes their own political interests over the public safety of the men, women and children of all 120 counties of the Commonwealth.”

Daniel Cameron is a native of Hardin County, where he returns most Sundays, after church, for dinner with his mom. He graduated from John Hardin High School and earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville, where he was a member of the football team and a McConnell Scholar. Daniel would go on to earn his law degree at the Brandeis School of Law, where he was a member of the law review and President of the Student Bar Association. After graduating from law school, Daniel clerked for the Honorable Gregory F. Van Tatenhove, a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Kentucky. He then went on to private practice at Stites & Harbison in Louisville.

Following his work in private practice, Daniel went on to serve as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s legal counsel, where he handled law enforcement and judicial nominations for the Leader. During his tenure, he helped to confirm President Trump’s conservative judges and justices to the Federal bench, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He also played a central role in bringing additional dollars to Northern Kentucky to help combat the drug epidemic. In June of 2017, Daniel returned to private practice at Frost Brown Todd in Louisville where he currently practices.