Daniel Jay Cameron is the 51st Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He is the first African American independently elected to statewide office in Kentucky’s history and the first Republican elected to the Attorney General’s office since 1948.
Attorney General Cameron leads approximately 200 employees in four offices across the state. As the chief law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth, he is committed to defending the laws of the Commonwealth, protecting Kentuckians, fighting the drug epidemic, and being a voice for the voiceless, including victims of child abuse and human trafficking.
As legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Cameron participated in the successful confirmation of conservative federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Cameron has served as spokesman for the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, and in 2017, the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association named him “Legislative Staffer of the Year.” His commitment to working with law enforcement was further acknowledged by the endorsement of the Kentucky Fraternal Order of Police.
Cameron grew up in Elizabethtown, graduating from John Hardin High School. He attended the University of Louisville, where he played football, and graduated from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. After graduation, he completed a federal judicial clerkship. Prior to his election as Attorney General, Cameron practiced law in Frost Brown Todd’s Louisville office. He lives in Louisville with his wife.