NEW: Lexington Herald-Leader Ed-Board Endorses Col. Pam Stevenson for Kentucky AG

October 26, 2023

Ed-Board: “Pam Stevenson Is the Right Choice for Kentucky’s Next Attorney General.”

Washington, DC — Today, the Lexington Herald-Leader Ed-Board endorsed Colonel Pam Stevenson to be the next Kentucky Attorney General. The Herald-Leader Ed-Board writes, “A career based on problem-solving and logistics in military hot spots around the world and helping people makes her the obvious choice for Attorney General over her Republican challenger, the former president Donald Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman.”

“The Attorney General’s office is seen as a stepping stone for higher office — as shown with both former AG and current Gov. Andy Beshear and his opponent, AG Daniel Cameron — and has become too politicized. It’s become more about joining national movements to further abortion bans or dictate hiring practices.”

“Stevenson wants to move beyond that. Her plan is to work on the issues that actually affect Kentuckians, such as the ever-present opioid crisis, consumer protection and criminal justice reform in areas such as juvenile justice.”

“That’s how she developed a plan to work on the state’s opioid crisis aggressively and compassionately — to secure more funding for law enforcement and for drug addiction treatment programs.”

“When reporters asked about Kentucky’s high incarceration rate, one of the worst in the country, Coleman reiterated the need to put more people in prison, rather than looking to underlying, creative solutions to an enormous problem that affects all facets of the commonwealth.”

“This tough-on-crime approach is also confusing, given that Coleman is touting his appointment by a man currently facing 91 indictments in four states.

“Stevenson told the Herald-Leader that her campaign had become a listening tour about the problems that affect Kentuckians on the ground. In an interview, Stevenson said politicians have got to get back to the basics.”

Tough on crime is simple and easy, but Kentucky’s problems require much more complicated, compassionate answers. Pam Stevenson is the right choice for Kentucky’s next Attorney General.”


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