|Governor Matt Bevin|
Political party Democratic Party
Name Andy Beshear
Succeeding Jack Conway
|Born November 29, 1977 (age 38) (1977-11-29) |
Alma mater Vanderbilt University University of Virginia
Education University of Virginia School of Law, Vanderbilt University
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Andrew Graham Beshear (born November 29, 1977) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the 50th and current Attorney General of Kentucky. He is a member of the Democratic Party. His father, Steve Beshear, served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015.
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- Early life education and law career
- Personal life
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Early life, education and law career
Beshear grew up in Fayette, Franklin, and Clark counties and graduated from Henry Clay High School. He is the son of Steve and Jane Beshear. Andy's father Steve was the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 2007 to 2015.
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. He graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, and from the University of Virginia School of Law. He has represented the developers of the Bluegrass Pipeline, which would transport natural gas through the state.
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. Beshear defeated the Republican Party nominee, Whitney Westerfield, and was sworn into office in January 2016.
In April 2016, Beshear sued Matt Bevin, the Governor of Kentucky, over 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.
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.