Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Tapped for Leadership Roles with DAGA, NAAG

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 28, 2012  
Contact Information:  Shelley Catharine Johnson
Deputy Communications Director
502-696-5659 (office)

Attorney General Jack Conway has been named Co-Chair of the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA). The announcement was made during the 2012 DAGA Fall Policy Forum on September 27, 2012 in Washington, D.C.

"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," General Conway said. "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."

General Conway is serving as DAGA Co-Chair along with California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden.

Attorney General Conway has also been tapped for several leadership roles with the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). NAAG's President, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, appointed General Conway to the Association's Executive Committee, which formulates policies and strategies to help attorneys general respond effectively, individually and collectively, to emerging state and federal issues.

Additionally, General Conway is serving as Co-Chair of NAAG's Consumer Protection Committee and Co-Chair of the Substance Abuse Committee, with Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican.

"General Bondi is a friend and a true partner in the effort to combat prescription drug abuse," General Conway said. "As prosecutors, we have seen firsthand the devastating consequences of prescription pill abuse. That's why we have worked together in a bipartisan fashion to shut down the pill pipeline between Florida and Kentucky and to ensure that all 50 states have prescription drug monitoring programs and that all of the programs can share data across state lines."

As co-chairs of NAAG's Substance Abuse Committee, Generals Conway and Bondi recently threw their support behind The Medicine Abuse Project, a new national action campaign to prevent a half a million teens from abusing prescription medications within five years.

Earlier this year, Generals Conway and Bondi testified together in front of a Congressional subcommittee about the explosion of prescription drug abuse and their efforts to fight illicit pills.