Attorney General Daniel Cameron is announcing his new chief of staff as Derby week captures the attention of Kentuckians.
Cameron, R-Kentucky, who is considering a bid for governor next year, has named Carmine G. Iaccarino as Chief of Staff. Cameron’s former Chief of Staff, Barry Dunn, joined Kosair Charities at the end of April.
Iaccarino currently serves as General Counsel in the Attorney General’s Office and will continue with those duties while also filling the Chief of Staff role, according to a news release. In these roles, Iaccarino provides strategic, policy, and legal advice and counsel to the Attorney General. He also oversees the administration of the office and external affairs, including communications, legislative affairs, and constituent services, advises the Attorney General’s executive staff, and provides guidance on matters involving general government law, ethics, and compliance.
Cameron has effectively picked someone who already is neck-deep in the issues at the office and can run the staff with help from Victor Maddox, who Cameron named last month as Deputy Attorney General. The first-term Republican will need staff to lead the office he was elected to in 2019 if he announces a run for governor soon.
“Carmine is an invaluable member of our team, and I am grateful that he is willing to lend his expertise to the Chief of Staff role,” said Attorney General Cameron. “His depth of experience, not only in legal matters but also administration, will ensure that our office can continue to serve the Commonwealth and meet the needs of Kentuckians.”
Iaccarino has been with the Attorney General’s Office since December 2019 and previously served as Executive Director of the Office of Civil and Environmental Law, where he was a chief trial advocate for the Commonwealth’s statutes, judges, and executive branch employees, and oversaw appeals brought under the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts.
Iaccarino attended law school at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and earned his bachelor’s degree in international affairs and political science at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He lives in Woodford County with his wife and children.