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 Since the state's constitutional prohibition of governors serving consecutive terms was repealed in 1992, no Republican governor of Kentucky has ever been elected to consecutive terms.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 DemocratSteve Beshear in 2007.
Incumbent Attorney General of Kentucky Andy Beshear officially announced his candidacy on July 9, 2018. His running mate is Jacqueline Coleman, an assistant principal at Nelson County High School and political recruiter.