Rep. Pamela Stevenson and others outlined how she hopes to protect Kentuckian freedom. The Republican Party of Kentucky says he does not represent Kentucky’s values.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Rep. Pamela Stevenson officially announced her candidacy for Attorney General on Thursday.
She is the Democratic nominee and the first Black woman elected to the position in Kentucky.
Newly elected US Congressman Morgan McGarvey, former House Minority Leader Joni Jenkins and congressman Tim Findley joined him at the launch.
They gathered at the Roots 101 African American Museum to explain Stevenson’s intention to protect Kentuckian freedom.
“This is the beginning of something new, it’s not business as usual, if we go to business as usual, we’re going to walk right down the list where they don’t have right for us, no freedom nothing but work so they can be rich. And that’s not what we’re about,” he said.
His opponent, Kentucky Attorney General candidate Russell Coleman, was a prominent figure in Louisville when he served as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky from 2017 to 2021.
The Republican Party of Kentucky said in a statement before Stevenson’s event that he does not represent Kentucky’s values.
“Instead of standing with law enforcement, he will play patty-cake with ‘peaceful protesters’ and comfort the police,” the group said.
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Pam Stevenson does not match our Kentucky standards. As crime rose in Louisville, Stevenson led the effort in Frankfort to redefine ‘riot’ in the law. This is a disaster for someone who wants to be Kentucky’s best police officer. Instead of standing with law enforcement, he plays patty-cake with ‘peaceful protesters’ and acquiesces in police harassment.
This year, voters will have a chance to vote for a true leader in Russell Coleman. Former US Attorney Russell Coleman is the only candidate endorsed by Kentucky’s Fraternal Order of Police. He spent his life putting violent criminals behind bars and getting justice for victims. Russell Coleman will support the blue, protect our families, and make Kentucky safe again.
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