Office of the Attorney General
Jack Conway Sworn In As Commonwealth’s 49th Attorney General

Press Release Date:  Monday, January 07, 2008  
Contact Information:  Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director
502-696-5651 (office)
502-229-3004 (cell)

Jack Conway officially took office today as the 49th Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. 

“I am reaching out to residents in every corner of this state - from Paducah to Pikeville and from Ft. Mitchell to Franklin,” Conway said.  “I am listening to their concerns and know we must work together to find new ways to fix old problems.” 

Conway promises to vigorously prosecute child predators and be a vigilant advocate for consumers - protecting Kentuckians from identity theft and online criminals.

“The digital age has brought new challenges for our residents and our local law enforcement officers,” Conway said.  “I will work with prosecutors and police to protect our residents, their identities and their bank accounts.”

Conway’s swearing-in comes the day before the start of the 2008 Kentucky General Assembly.  During this legislative session, Conway will focus his efforts on tightening loopholes in existing identity theft laws, creating stricter guidelines for internet pharmacies and providing prosecutors on the front lines with the tools they need to close cases.

“I look forward to working with legislators from both sides of the aisle to create a better Kentucky for all of our residents,” Conway said.

With his wife Elizabeth at his side, Conway was sworn into office in the Capitol rotunda by family friend and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Martin Johnstone.