About Gov. Steve Beshear
Governor, State of Kentucky
Steve Beshear was first elected Governor of Kentucky in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He shepherded Kentucky through the global economic recession, earning the Commonwealth national recognition for job creation and business investment.
Recognizing that Kentucky’s long-term success would require building a stronger workforce, Gov. Beshear also has worked aggressively to improve the core areas of education and health. As a result, Kentucky is widely seen as one of the nation’s leaders in bringing affordable health care to its people and improving its education system from K through 16.