AG-Elect Cameron Makes Key Appointments
By The Associated Press
FRANKFORT - Kentucky Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron has made two key appointments to his staff.

Cameron says he will appoint Barry Dunn as his deputy attorney general when he takes office. Cameron also appointed outgoing Gov. Matt Bevin's general counsel Steve Pitt for a key position.

Cameron says Dunn’s deep knowledge of state government and his private-sector experience will serve the state well.

In 2015, Dunn was appointed as general counsel of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet. In that job, he served as the state’s chief lawyer on regulation of financial institutions, insurance, horse racing, alcoholic beverages, professional licensing and charitable gaming.

Most recently, Dunn formed a law firm focused in part on government regulatory issues and small businesses.

Dunn grew up in Adair County in south-central Kentucky, where he served as a firefighter while attending college. He attended law school at the University of Louisville.

On Wednesday Cameron also announced Steve Pitt’s appointment to serve as his counsel and special adviser. Pitt has nearly 50 years of legal experience, and since 2015 has served as Bevin’s general counsel.

In that high-profile role, Pitt defended the state in a series of lawsuits challenging Kentucky laws putting new restrictions on abortions. He also represented Bevin during the governor’s many legal feuds with Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Pitt said in a release Wednesday that he’ll work with Cameron to protect Kentucky families, law enforcement and the state’s “most vulnerable.”

Published 05:28 PM, Wednesday Nov. 20, 2019
Updated 08:59 AM, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019

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