Daniel Jay Cameron serves as the 51st Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky after winning nearly 58 percent of the vote and 113 of 120 counties. He is the first African American elected to a standalone statewide office in Kentucky’s history and the first Republican elected to the Attorney General’s office since 1948.
As Attorney General, Cameron is committed to defending the laws of the Commonwealth and protecting Kentuckians. Cameron has led the defense of many of Kentucky’s pro-life laws in court, and he continues to advocate in courtrooms for the laws passed by the Kentucky General Assembly. Within his first few months in office, he has tackled Kentucky’s most pressing public safety challenges, including addressing human trafficking, child abuse, and fighting back against the scourge of illicit drugs.
Cameron previously served as legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, where he successfully spearheaded the confirmation processes for 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 the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. After graduation, he completed a federal judicial clerkship. Most recently, Cameron practiced law in Frost Brown Todd’s Louisville office. He lives in Louisville with his wife.