Andy Beshear Biography
Andy Beshear (Andrew Graham Beshear) is an American lawyer, politician, and the 50th Attorney General of Kentucky. Beshear is a candidate for Governor of Kentucky in the 2019 election.
Andy Beshear Age
Andrew Graham Beshear was born on November 29, 1977 in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. He is 41 years old as of 2018.
Andy Beshear Family
Andy was born to Steve and Jane (Klingner) Beshear. Steve Beshear was the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015. Beshear was raised with the values of family, faith, and hard work.
Andy Beshear Wife
Beshear is married to Britainy with whom he has two children. The family attends Beargrass Christian Church where Beshear and Andy serve as deacons.
Andy Beshear Education
Beshear earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and anthropology from Vanderbilt University. He also attended the University of Virginia School of Law and received his Juris Doctor. He was hired by the law firm Stites & Harbison in 2005. Beshear graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, and from the University of Virginia School of Law and has represented the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would transport natural gas through the state.
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In November 2013, Andy announced his campaign for the 2015 election for Attorney General of Kentucky to succeed Jack Conway. Conway could not run for reelection due to term limits. Andy defeated the Republican Party nominee, Whitney Westerfield, and was later sworn into office in January 2016.
Andy Beshear Running For Governor
Beshear declared his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of Kentucky in the 2019 election on July 9, 2018.
Andy Beshear Vs Matt Bevin
Andy sued Matt Bevin, the Governor of Kentucky in April 2016, over his mid-cycle budget cuts to the state university system, which he also says Bevin is not authorized to do.
When Mat Bevin tried to illegally cut the promised retirements of teachers, police officers, firefighters, social workers, and city, state, and county employees, Beshear sued, won, and voided that bill. The Kentucky Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Andy that you can’t take an 11-page sewer bill and then turn it into a 291-page pension bill and pass it in six hours with no public comment. When Mat also illegally cut the budgets of every state university and community college, Beshear stopped him and returned over $18 million back to the institutions.
When Bevin restricted access to the state Capitol building from Kentuckians who were exercising their constitutional rights to show up and make their voices heard, Beshear quickly put out orders to allow every single person to come in.
Andy Beshear Jacqueline Coleman
Jacqueline Coleman is an educator, basketball coach, and founder of a non-profit. Her family lives in her childhood community in Mercer County. She is also an assistant principal at Nelson County High School and a doctoral student in Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. Coleman is the running mate for Beshear. Coleman plans to focus on creating a world-class public education system in Kentucky to help produce the future leaders of the Commonwealth, and also the many challenges facing rural Kentucky.
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Beshear addressed Kentucky’s rape kit backlog, he worked to secure the testing of every kit and provided more than $4 million to the Kentucky State Police crime lab to prevent a backlog from ever happening again also established a cold case unit to start seeking convictions.
He launched Scam Alerts, the state’s first direct text scam warning system, and signed up 24,000 seniors for alerts and he returned $2 million that was stolen from Kentuckians.
He Worked to arrest more human traffickers in 2018 than in any year of the state’s history.
Andy had filed nine lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies for their alleged involvement in fueling Kentucky’s opioid epidemic by November 2018. He joined 15 other attorneys general in December 2018 in opposing the ruling of a Texas judge that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was unconstitutional
Andy Beshear Net Worth | Salary
Beshear’s net worth and salary are not yet revealed.