Governor Andy Beshear

Andy Beshear was sworn in as Kentucky’s Governor in December 2019. A native of north-central Kentucky, Governor Beshear graduated from Vanderbilt University, and earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. His early career began while he was working at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., before moving back to Kentucky to continue his legal career at Stites & Harbison where he was recognized as the nation’s top consumer lawyer by Lawyer Monthly. In his role as Kentucky’s 50th Attorney General, Beshear fought against the opioid epidemic, creating the Kentucky Opioid Disposal Program to remove unused opioids from Kentuckians’ homes. The Office of the Attorney General, under Beshear, also arrested record numbers of child predators and trained thousands of Kentuckians on how to recognize and report child abuse and human trafficking. Beshear has worked on a variety of critical issues from protecting access to health care and seeking justice for victims of sexual assault, to higher education and pensions. He served as ARC’s 2023 states’ co-chair.