A Democratic state Representative from the West End of Louisville has filed to run for Kentucky Attorney General next year.
Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and state Rep. Pamela Stevenson filed her paperwork to run for Kentucky’s top law enforcement official, an open seat next year as current Attorney General Daniel Cameron is seeking a spot in the Republican primary for governor.
“The Attorney General is the “People’s Lawyer.’ The people of Kentucky need their lawyer to be focused on fighting for them, not the special interests,” Stevenson wrote announcing her candidacy. “I’m looking forward to traveling the Commonwealth and having conversations with Kentuckians about what matters to them. We will also discuss ending the opioid epidemic, stopping the price gouging at the pump, and making sure that extreme laws from Frankfort don’t take away our freedoms.”
Kentucky Fried Politics first reported Stevenson was considering a run for Attorney General over the summer.
Stevenson was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2020. She was uncontested this year in the general election. While in the Air Force she served as a judge advocate (JAG) representing America. Stevenson is also the founder of a nonprofit law center that helps veterans, the elderly, and working families.
Republican former Western District of Kentucky United States Attorney Russell Coleman is also running for Attorney General. He announced his candidacy and has been raising money since May.