Russell Coleman, Former Trump U.S. Attorney and FBI Special Agent, Announces Run for Kentucky Attorney General

May 12, 2022

Berl Perdue: Coleman is the most qualified person to ever run for Attorney General in Kentucky.

RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (May 12, 2022) – Russell Coleman, President Trump’s handpicked federal prosecutor for the Western District of Kentucky, is launching a 2023 campaign for Attorney General. A pro-life, pro-family candidate who will always Back the Blue, Coleman has the relationships and experience to make sure Kentuckians are safe.

Once called “the best prosecutor in America,” Coleman vows to continue his life’s work by cracking down on violent crime and dangerous drug traffickers as Attorney General.

“My priority is the same as President Trump’s: Make America Safe Again by stopping the people who are poisoning our communities with deadly drugs and using technology to target our kids, parents and grandparents. As Attorney General, I will never stop working to protect our families, uphold our conservative values, and protect our Constitutional freedoms. My plan is to build a safer Commonwealth for everyone, from the big cities to the small towns of Kentucky,” said Coleman, Republican candidate for Attorney General.

Coleman has always known from a young age that his calling was in law enforcement. As an FBI agent, he worked to protect our national security and volunteered for an assignment in Iraq to help our troops capture and kill terrorists. Additionally, Coleman served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Oldham County and Senior Advisor and Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

“I grew up in Western Kentucky where my faith and conservative values were instilled in me by my parents and grandparents. I’m pro-life, pro-gun, and pro-police. I think when people break our laws and put others in danger they deserve to be thrown in jail. No matter where my career has taken me—as an FBI Special Agent hunting terrorists in Iraq, a volunteer local prosecutor and U.S. Attorney for President Trump —I’ve always brought my conservative Kentucky values with me.

“Our current Attorney General, Daniel Cameron, has been an outstanding fighter for conservative values, for the rule of law and for Kentucky. I look forward to building on his many achievements. I’m also incredibly grateful to the well-respected leaders who are endorsing my campaign. I’m proud to have their vote, and I will work hard to earn the support of every Kentuckian,” Coleman said.

Among Coleman’s more than 50 Day One endorsements is law enforcement leader and Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue: “Russell Coleman is the most qualified person to ever run for Attorney General in Kentucky. He is the proven leader we need to protect our people and keep our streets safe from violent crime and illegal drugs. Russell will make us proud, and I’m honored to support him.”

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Kentucky and National Leaders Endorse Russell
Public Officials
  • Director James Carroll
    President Trump’s White House Drug Czar
  • Judge/Executive Mike Buchanon
    Warren County
  • Mayor Tom Watson
    City of Owensboro
  • Jailer Jason Woosley
    Grayson County
  • Jim Host
    Founder, Host Communications
    Former Kentucky Secretary of Commerce
  • Judge/Executive Kevin Henderson
    Grayson County
  • Councilman Anthony Piagintini
    Louisville Metro / Republican Caucus Chairman
  • Hon. Robert M. Duncan, Jr.
    Former United States Attorney
    (President George W. Bush)
    Eastern District of Kentucky
  • Hon. Courtney Baxter
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Oldham, Henry & Trimble Counties
  • Hon. Dennis Faust
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Calloway & Marshall Counties
  • Hon. Shelly Miller
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Taylor, Washington, Marion & Green Counties
  • Hon. Mike Stacy
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman & Fulton Counties
  • Hon. Jesse Stockton
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Monroe, Cumberland & Clinton Counties
  • Hon. John Carter
    Oldham County Attorney
  • D. Berry Baxter
    Incoming Oldham County Attorney
  • Hon. David Huber
    Former United States Attorney
    (President George W. Bush)
    Western District of Kentucky
  • Hon. Blake Chambers
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Butler, Edmonson, Hancock & Ohio Counties
  • Hon. Rick Hardin
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Grayson, Meade & Breckinridge Counties
  • Hon. Rob Sanders
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Kenton County
  • Hon. Jackie Steele
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Laurel & Knox Counties
  • Hon. Brian Wright
    Commonwealth’s Attorney
    Adair & Casey Counties
  • Hon. Mark Metcalfe
    Garrard County Attorney
Law Enforcement
  • Sheriff Berl Perdue
    Clark County
  • Jacky Hunt 
  • Executive Director
    South Central Drug Task Force
  • Tommy Loving
    Executive Director
    Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force
  • Sheriff Josh Brockman
    Adair County
  • Sheriff Norman Chaffins
    Grayson County
  • Sheriff Bobby Davidson
    Livingston County
  • Sheriff Brett Hightower
    Warren County
  • Sheriff Walt Sholar
    Bullitt County
  • Sheriff Brent White
    Lyon County
  • Chief Art Ealum
    Owensboro Police Department
  • Chief Mark Hoskins
    PeWee Valley Police Department
  • Chief Nathan Kent
    Mayfield Police Department
  • Chief Gary Lewis
    University of Louisville Police Department
    Chief Joe Monroe
    University of Kentucky Police Department
  • Chief Rick Sanders
    Jeffersontown Police Department
    (Former Kentucky State Police Commissioner)
  • Chief Jeremy Thompson
    Elizabethtown Police Department
  • Chris Evans
    Former Acting DEA Administrator
  • Ron Lafferty
    Executive Director
    Barren River Drug Task Force
  • Major Alecia Webb-Edgington (Ret.)
    Kentucky State Police
  • Sheriff Matt Carter
    McCracken County
  • Sheriff Jon Hayden
    Graves County
  • Sheriff Jere Dee Hopson
    Simpson County
  • Sheriff Steve Sparrow
    Oldham County
  • Sheriff Chad Weddle
    Casey County
  • Chief Jeff Gentry
    Murray State University Police Department
  • Chief William Hunt
    Somerset Police Department
  • Chief Brian Laird
    Paducah Police Department
  • Chief Rick McCubbin
    Shepherdsville Police Department
  • Chief Todd Raymer
    Russellville Police Department
  • Chief Brian Sumner
    Taylorsville Police Department
  • Chief Barry Wilkerson
    St. Matthews Police Department

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