Beshear chooses Cameron to fill remainder of his term as AG


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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP/WEHT) – Reaching across party lines, Democratic Gov.-elect Andy Beshear says he’ll appoint Republican Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron to serve the final weeks of his term as Kentucky’s top law enforcement officer.

Cameron’s appointment to take Beshear’s place as attorney general takes effect Dec. 17.

Cameron begins his full term Jan. 6 stemming from his victory in the November election.

Beshear takes office as governor next Tuesday.

Cameron said Friday he appreciates Beshear for giving him the opportunity to take office early. Cameron has been assembling his staff.

“I am forever grateful for the confidence and trust that Kentuckians placed in me to serve as their attorney general, and I am appreciative to Governor-elect Beshear for the opportunity to take the oath of office early on December 17,” said Attorney General-elect Cameron.

“As chief law enforcement officer for the Commonwealth, I have a responsibility to be a voice for the voiceless, to fight on behalf of our law enforcement community, and to serve Kentuckians each day. It is with both humility and steadfast commitment that I approach these responsibilities. We have assembled a strong, dedicated team that will work tirelessly from day one to improve public safety outcomes for every Kentucky community. We will stem the tide of the drug epidemic, we will fight for life, and we will defend the laws of our Commonwealth. Kentuckians deserve no less.”

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(This story was originally published on December 6, 2019)

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