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Andy Beshear

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Andy Beshear
Beshear in 2023
63rd Governor of Kentucky
Assumed office
December 10, 2019
LieutenantJacqueline Coleman
Preceded byMatt Bevin
50th Attorney General of Kentucky
In office
January 4, 2016 – December 10, 2019
GovernorMatt Bevin
Preceded byJack Conway
Succeeded byDaniel Cameron
Personal details
Andrew Graham Beshear

(1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 46)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Britainy Beshear
RelationsSteve Beshear (father)
EducationVanderbilt University (BA)
University of Virginia (JD)
WebsiteGovernment website

Andrew Graham Beshear (born November 29, 1977) is an American politician and attorney serving as the 63rd governor of Kentucky since 2019. He was the 50th attorney general of Kentucky from 2016 to 2019. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He is the son of Steve Beshear, the 61st governor of Kentucky.

Beshear was elected as attorney general in 2015. He was the Democratic nominee for governor in the 2019 election.[1] He beat incumbent Governor Matt Bevin on November 5, 2019 by less than 5,000 votes.[2]

Beshear was reelected to a second term in 2023 by a larger margin of 5%,[3] becoming only the fourth incumbent governor in Kentucky history to win a second consecutive term.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Andy Beshear wins Democratic nomination for governor". WKYT-TV. May 21, 2019.
  2. Hillyard, Vaughn. "In stunning upset, Democrat Beshear is apparent winner in Kentucky gov race, a blow to Trump, NBC projects". NBC News. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  3. "Democratic Governor Andy Beshear Wins Re-Election in Kentucky". NBC News. November 7, 2023.