Daniel Jay Cameron is Kentucky’s Republican nominee for Attorney General. Cameron is a first-time candidate for public office but no stranger to Kentucky politics. As former legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Cameron successfully spearheaded the confirmation processes for numerous conservative federal judges, including Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Cameron was also responsible for ensuring the office’s compliance with the policies and procedures of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Cameron also handled a robust legislative portfolio, which required a deep understanding of the federal judiciary, law enforcement and criminal justice matters, patent and trademark issues, and Kentucky telecommunications and broadband access initiatives.
Cameron has promised Kentuckians that he will reestablish the Office of Attorney General’s credibility and return it to its position as the chief law enforcement office of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Cameron, unlike his Democrat opponent, will devote the office’s resources to improve public safety and reform the Commonwealth’s criminal justice system, a project Cameron has been passionate about for years. In 2017, Cameron was named “Legislative Staffer of the Year” by The Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association and appointed spokesman for the Kentucky Smart on Crime Coalition, an organization that advocates for common sense criminal justice reforms.
Cameron is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he played football, and the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where he was recognized as the Most Outstanding University Student and the Most Outstanding Law Student for his work as a member of the law review and president of the Student Bar Association. After graduating from law school, Cameron was accepted to a federal judicial clerkship, a highly competitive and sought-after role. Since leaving employment at the U.S. Senate in 2017, Cameron has been practicing law in Frost Brown Todd’s Louisville office.
Cameron will face Democrat Greg Stumbo, former Kentucky Speaker of the House and Attorney General, in the general election on November 5, 2019. Whereas Daniel Cameron is guided by the Constitution and the rule of law and is committed to restoring integrity to the attorney general’s office, Greg Stumbo would be an activist and use the Office of Attorney General for personal gain, as he did when he previously held elected office.