Cameron becomes Kentucky's first African American Attorney General

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor.
Image: Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron delivers a victory speech in Louisville on Nov. 5, 2019.
Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron delivers a victory speech in Louisville on Nov. 5, 2019.Timothy D. Easley / AP file

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By Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Republican Daniel Cameron has been sworn in as the first African American in Kentucky history to serve as its attorney general.

Cameron took the oath of office during a ceremony Tuesday in the attorney general’s office at the state Capitol. Cameron is a protege of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The 34-year-old becomes the first Republican in 70 years to serve as the state’s top prosecutor. Cameron defeated Democrat Greg Stumbo in November.

He took office a few weeks early when his predecessor, Gov. Andy Beshear, appointed him to serve the remainder of his term.