Andy Beshear

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Andy Beshear
50th Attorney General of Kentucky
Assumed office
January 4, 2016
Governor Matt Bevin
Preceded by Jack Conway
Personal details
Born Andrew Graham Beshear
(1977-11-29) November 29, 1977 (age 40)
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Britainy Beshear
Children 2
Alma mater Vanderbilt University (B.A.)
University of Virginia (J.D.)
Religion Disciples of Christ
Website Government website

Andrew Graham "Andy" Beshear (born November 29, 1977) is an American attorney and also the 50th and current Attorney General of Kentucky. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

Career

Beshear attended Vanderbilt University, and he earned 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. In 2005, he was hired by the law firm Stites & Harbison.[1][2] He has represented the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would transport natural gas through the state.[3]

Beshear announced his campaign for the 2015 election for Attorney General of Kentucky in November 2013 to succeed Jack Conway, who could not run for reelection due to term limits.[4][5] Beshear defeated the Republican Party nominee, Whitney Westerfield, and was sworn into office in January 2016.[6][7]

In April 2016, Beshear sued Matt Bevin, the Governor of Kentucky, over his mid-year budget cuts to the state university system, which Beshear says Bevin is not authorized to do.[8]

Personal life

He is the son of former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear. He and his wife, Britainy, have two children.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Profile: Meet Andy Beshear, the Democratic nominee for attorney general". Kentucky.com. Retrieved November 3, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Beshear taps father's network in AG run". Paducah Sun. Retrieved November 3, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bruggers, James (August 2, 2013). "Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's son working for Bluegrass Pipeline developers". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved November 3, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Andy Beshear Announces Bid for Kentucky Attorney General". WFPL News. November 14, 2013. Retrieved July 22, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Andy Beshear breaks fundraising record for down-ballot 2015 race". CN2. October 3, 2013. Retrieved November 7, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Andy Beshear prevails for attorney general". The Courier-Journal. November 3, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Smith, Lawrence (November 10, 2015). "Democratic Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear pledges cooperation". WDRB-TV. Retrieved December 15, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Loftus, Tom (April 11, 2016). "AG Beshear sues to reverse Bevin university cuts". The Courier-Journal. Retrieved April 11, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Jack Conway
Attorney General of Kentucky
2016–present
Incumbent