Adam Edelen Biography, Age, Parents, Wife, Solar and Net Worth

Adam Edelen Biography

Adam Edelen is an American businessman, solar energy entrepreneur, and politician. He served as the Auditor of Public Accounts for the Commonwealth of Kentucky from January 2, 2012, to January 4, 2016. Adam was the Chief of Staff for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear from July 2008 until September 15, 2010.


Edelen is a Democratic candidate for Governor of Kentucky in 2019 having Gill Holland as his running mate.

Adam Edelen Age

Edelen was born on 26 November 26, 1974, in Flaherty, Kentucky, U.S. He is 44 years old as of 2018.

Adam Edelen Parents

Edelen was born when his mother was two months shy of her 17th birthday. After his parents divorced when he was a young child, his time was divided between his mother’s home in Louisville and his father’s farm in rural Meade County.

Adam Edelen Wife

Edelen is married to Melissa with whom he has twin sons, Wade and Hamilton.

Adam Edelen Kentucky

Edelen began his public service career as one of the youngest aides ever to serve a Kentucky governor (Paul Patton) at 21 and went on to gain experience in the private sector as a senior executive with both the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce (Commerce Lexington) and Thomas & King, Inc.

He then returned to the public sector in 2008 serving as Director of the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and later Chief of Staff to Governor Steve Beshear.

Adam Edelen Running For Governor

Adam declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor of Kentucky on January 7th, 2019 after nearly four years away from politics and in the private sector. His declaration made him the fourth and final Democrat to enter the race.

Adam Edelen Holland

He further chose Gill Holland, a Louisville community builder, filmmaker, and environmentalist, as his lieutenant governor candidate.

Adam Edelen Solar

Being a founder and partner in a number of startups in the energy technology and sustainability industry, Edelen has helped position Kentucky to be the nation’s next breakout state in solar and renewable energy. Bringing into reality the biggest solar installation in Appalachia is one of his largest projects, it will be built by out-of-work coal miners on a mountaintop removal site.

Adam Edelen’s Net Worth

Edelen’s net worth is not yet revealed.