LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)– Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has confirmed at a press conference that he is running for governor in 2019.
He also confirmed that Jacqueline Coleman will be his running mate. Coleman is currently a teacher and coach in Jefferson County.
Below are some details of his platform:
I will bring Kentuckians together to tackle our most pressing problems and help Kentucky families finally get ahead.
Public education will be a priority. We will work to fund every public school and university to create true opportunity for our children. I will support our teachers, treat them with respect, keep our promises to them and give them a seat at the table.
We will more aggressively attack our opioid epidemic. I’ve proven we can get ahead of this epidemic and when I’m Governor we will make even more progress.
We will create the types of jobs that pay enough for our families to live on.
We will work to restore honesty and transparency to Frankfort by instituting a stronger ethics code and working to pass term limits for our legislature.