FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General-elect Daniel Cameron announced Tuesday he will appoint Barry Dunn to serve as Deputy Attorney General.
In 2015, Dunn was appointed as General Counsel of the Kentucky Public Protection Cabinet. He served as the state’s chief lawyer on the regulation of financial institutions, insurance, horse racing, alcoholic beverages, construction, professional licensing, and charitable gaming. Most recently, Dunn formed a law firm focused on litigation, government regulatory issues, and small businesses.
“I am honored by Attorney General-elect Cameron’s confidence, and I look forward to working on behalf of all Kentuckians to ensure that the Attorney General’s office performs its mandate as the chief law enforcement office of the Commonwealth,” Dunn said in a statement. “The Attorney General-elect has pledged to fight the drug epidemic, prosecute those who abuse our children and take advantage of our seniors, curb Medicaid fraud, and tackle public corruption. I look forward to addressing these issues.”
Dunn grew up in Adair County in south-central Kentucky where he served as a firefighter while attending college and later taught middle school. He and his wife now reside in Oldham County with their three children.