Conway named co-chair of Democratic AGs group

Jessica M. Karmasek Oct. 1, 2012, 11:15am


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) - Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has been named co-chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

According to Conway's office, the announcement was made during DAGA's Fall Policy Forum, held in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

"It is an honor to serve as co-chair of an organization that is dedicated to assisting attorneys general across the country in the important work they do," Conway said in a statement Friday.

"DAGA provides a forum by which attorneys general can interact and share information with each other, as well as corporate, civic and individual members, so that we can better address the most pressing issues facing the country."

The association, according to its website, is a "national political organization formed to support the election of Democrats to the office of attorney general in all of the states and territories of the United States."

In addition to raising money to provide financial support to Democratic candidates for attorney general, DAGA also provides political consulting, technical assistance, candidate training, talent recruitment and other "general political support services" for sitting Democratic attorneys general and candidates for the office.

In 2010 alone, DAGA spent $4.8 million in support of Democrats in 20 states across the country, according to its website.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden will serve alongside Conway.

Additionally, National Association of Attorneys General President, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, has appointed Conway to its executive committee, which formulates policies and strategies to help attorneys general respond to emerging state and federal issues.

The Kentucky attorney general also serves as co-chair of NAAG's consumer protection committee and co-chair of its substance abuse committee, with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican.

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