Russell Coleman is an esteemed conservative Republican leader with a steadfast dedication to pro-life and pro-family values. In 2017, President Trump handpicked Russell as the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, a position unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As the chief law enforcement officer for 53 counties, Russell relentlessly pursued violent criminals and targeted dangerous drug traffickers. His unwavering commitment to justice earned him the reputation of being “the best prosecutor in America.” Russell’s partnerships with law enforcement agencies were instrumental in removing criminals from the streets and ensuring the safety of Kentucky families. Furthermore, he addressed the needs of rural Kentucky counties by establishing the first-ever full-time U.S. Attorney’s Office in Bowling Green and significantly increasing staff at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Paducah.
Before his tenure as U.S. Attorney, Russell served as a volunteer Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Oldham County and played a crucial role as Senior Advisor and Legal Counsel to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. He successfully advocated for federal anti-drug resources, benefiting numerous Kentucky counties, and combating the devastating influence of drug trafficking on families.