Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General-Elect Conway Names Mayton as Deputy Attorney General

Press Release Date:  Friday, December 21, 2007  
Contact Information:  Allison Gardner Martin
Communications Director

Attorney General-Elect Jack Conway announced that he has named Dana Bynum Mayton to serve as Deputy Attorney General, the top appointed position in his office, effective in early January.

Mayton is currently Associate Vice-President for Governmental Relations and Special Assistant to the President at the University of Louisville.  Prior to joining U of L, Mayton was the Secretary of the Revenue Cabinet.  She was appointed to that position by the Governor after serving in various roles at the Revenue Cabinet, including Commissioner of the Department of Law.

“Dana has a unique set of skills that make her a perfect fit for this particular position,” Conway said.  “She has been a litigator, general counsel, cabinet secretary and university administrator, and she has earned a reputation for working well with members of both political parties.  I feel fortunate that she has agreed to serve the Commonwealth as our Deputy Attorney General.”

The position of Deputy Attorney General is created by KRS 15.100, which states that the individual “shall have the same qualifications required of a Circuit Judge except for residence in a district and who shall receive the same salary as a Circuit Judge.”

Mayton and her family reside in Shelbyville.