On Friday, Kentucky Governor-elect Andy Beshear announced incoming Attorney General Daniel Cameron will take office early so the role is not left vacant. Cameron will assume the role of Attorney General effective December 17, 2019.
Normally, the incoming attorney general would be sworn in with the rest of the statewide elected officials on January 6. However, the office is being vacated by governor-elect Beshear when he is sworn in as governor on December 10. Because of this, Beshear announced he will appoint Cameron to the vacant spot allowing him to take office early as well.
“We have assembled a strong, dedicated team that will work tirelessly from day one to improve public safety outcomes for every Kentucky community,” Cameron said in a statement on Friday.
Cameron will become the first Republican to serve in the role of attorney general in the state in over 70 years.