FRANKFORT, KY (1/4/12) – Attorney General Jack Conway officially took the oath of office today and was sworn in for a second term. He outlined his priorities for the next four years, which include passing sweeping prescription pill legislation, leading efforts to hold banks accountable for the mortgage foreclosure crisis, investigating the questionable business practices of some for-profit colleges, and educating students about cybersafety and prescription pill abuse. Conway is Kentucky's 49th Attorney General.
"The past four years have provided moments of pride, humility, honor and commitment," Conway said. "I decided to run for another term as Attorney General because I love this job - I have an opportunity every day to fight for Kentucky families."
According to Attorney General Office officials, Conway has a proven record of fighting public corruption, taking on oil companies who've gouged consumers, creating a Cybercrimes Unit that's removed more than 300,000 child pornographic images from the Internet, increasing Medicaid fraud collections by 600 percent, initiating more abuse and neglect prosecutions than any previous Attorney General and creating Kentucky's first statewide prescription drug task force that participated in the largest drug bust in Kentucky history.
"I will build on the strong foundation we've created," Conway said. "I know that working together we can make Kentucky a safer place to live, work and raise our families."
Conway's swearing-in comes the day before the start of the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly. During this legislative session, General Conway will focus his efforts on working with Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo and Gov. Steve Beshear to pass legislation that will help shut down rogue pain clinics and overprescribing physicians.
During his inauguration address, Conway quoted immortal Kentucky lawmaker Henry Clay, "Government is a trust, and the officers of the government are trustees. And both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people."
With his wife Elizabeth and daughters Eva and Alex at his side, General Conway was sworn into office in the Capitol rotunda by family friend and former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Martin Johnstone, who was taught and coached at Fairdale High School by Jack's father, Tom.
Information provided by the office of Attorney General
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