Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019
The Kentucky gubernatorial election, 2019 will be conducted on November 5 to choose the Governor of Kentucky. Primary elections will occur on May, 21, 2019. Incumbent Republican Governor Matt Bevin is eligible to run for reelection to a second term. Bevin has announced that he will run for a second term in office. Since the state's constitutional prohibition of governors serving consecutive terms was repealed in 1992, no Republican governor of Kentucky has ever been elected to consecutive terms. The only Republican to run for reelection, Ernie Fletcher, was defeated by Democrat Steve Beshear in 2007.
Incumbent Attorney General Andy Beshear officially announced his candidacy in the 2019 election on July 9, 2018, becoming the first candidate to declare their candidacy. Beshear’s running mate is Jaqueline Coleman, an Assistant Principal at Nelson County High School and political recruiter.
- Rocky Adkins, Minority leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives
- Ben Chandler, former U.S. Representative, former Attorney General of Kentucky and nominee for Governor in 2003
- Luther Deaton, banker
- Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington, nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and candidate for KY-06 in 2018
- Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State of Kentucky and nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2014
- Ray Jones, Minority Leader of the Kentucky Senate
- Sannie Overly, State Representative, Chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party, and nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2015
- Attica Scott, State Representative, and former Louisville City Councillor
- Greg Stumbo, former Speaker of the Kentucky House of Representatives, former Attorney General of Kentucky and candidate for Lieutenant Governor in 2007
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