Andy Beshear Biography, Wiki
Andrew Graham Beshear is an American lawyer and politician who is the 50th attorney general of Kentucky. A member of the Democratic Party, he is the son of Steve Beshear, the 61st governor of Kentucky, who served from 2007 to 2015. Beshear was elected as attorney general in 2015. He is the Democratic nominee for governor in the 2019 election.
|Andy Beshear Quick Facts, Bio|
Andrew Graham Beshear
November 29, 1977
|Relations||Steve Beshear (father)|
|Education||Vanderbilt University (BA)|
University of Virginia (JD)
Andy Beshear Age
He is 42 years old.
Andy Beshear Parents
He is the son of former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear.
Andy Beshear Married, Wife
He was married to his wife Britainy.
Andy Beshear Children
He and his wife, Britainy, have two children.
Andy Beshear Early life
Beshear grew up in Fayette, Franklin, and Clark counties
Andy Beshear Education
graduated from Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Kentucky. Beshear attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology. He then attended the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor.
Andy Beshear Early Career
In 2005, he was hired by the law firm Stites & Harbison. He has represented the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would transport natural gas through the state.
Andy Beshear Politics
Kentucky Attorney General
Beshear announced his campaign for the 2015 elections for the Kentucky Attorney General in November 2013 to succeed Democrat Jack Conway, who was unable to run for re-election due to term limits. Beshear defeated Republican Whitney Westerfield and took office in January 2016.
In April 2016, Beshear sued Matt Bevin, the governor of Kentucky, for his mid-cycle budget cuts to the state university system, which Beshear says Bevin is not authorized to do. On September 21, 2016, the Kentucky Supreme Court issued a 5-2 ruling agreeing with Beshear that Bevin did not have the authority to make mid-cycle budget cuts without the approval of the General Assembly.
On April 11, 2018, Beshear filed a lawsuit against Bevin after signing Senate Bill 151, a controversial plan to reform teacher pensions. On December 13, 2018, Beshear won the lawsuit after the Supreme Court ruled that the bill was “unconstitutional.”
By November 2018, Beshear had filed nine lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged involvement in fueling the Kentucky opioid epidemic.
As Kentucky Attorney General, Beshear joined 15 other attorney generals in December 2018 to oppose a Texas judge’s ruling that the Low Price Health Care Act was unconstitutional. Beshear said that “for so many families [the Low Price Health Care Law] is a matter of life or death.
Candidacy for governor
This race is about right vs. wrong. I’ll always do right by Kentuckians and work every day to support our families. Thank you for the endorsement! Let’s keep up the momentum. https://t.co/RNCgsze7Vm
— Andy Beshear (@AndyBeshearKY) October 31, 2019
On July 9, 2018, Beshear declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kentucky in the 2019 elections. His formula partner is Jacqueline Coleman, nonprofit president, deputy director and former candidate for the state chamber. In announcing his candidacy, Beshear said he would “make public education a priority.” On May 21, 2019, Beshear won the Democratic nomination with 38 percent of the votes in a three-way contest. He will face the current governor Matt Bevin in the general elections of November 5, 2019.
Kentucky Election for a New Governor
All eyes are on Kentucky as GOP Gov. Matt Bevin faces down a challenge from Andy Beshear, a Democrat. How is it that Bevin is in such a tough race, and how much credit (or blame) does Pres. Trump deserve depending on the outcome? | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/9wEFFvYwrv
— CNN (@CNN) November 5, 2019
- Kentucky elects its governor tonight, in a race with national implications.
- Insider will have live coverage with up-to-the-minute data until the contest is called.
- Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin is fending off a challenge from the state’s Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear, and the polling points to a close race.
Kentucky gubernatorial election – 6 precincts reporting.
— Corp Main News (@corp_main) November 5, 2019