The governing body Kentucky Democratic Party has officially voted to endorse Gov. Andy Beshear in his re-election for a second term in office.
Beshear faces two Democrats in the May 16 Democratic primary election in the form of a pro-Putin fringe perennial candidate Geoff Young, and blast from the past former Republican gubernatorial nominee in 1999, Peppy Martin.
“We are proud to endorse these two leaders to continue moving our Commonwealth forward. Whether it’s creating jobs, protecting public education, or expanding access to affordable healthcare, Governor Beshear and Lt. Governor Coleman are moving Kentucky forward while ensuring no one is left behind,” said Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colmon Elridge. “We look forward to working every day between now and November 7 to ensure Kentuckians have four more years of excellent leadership from the Beshear-Coleman Administration.”
Over the weekend, Kentucky Democratic Party leaders also voted unanimously to elect Colleen Younger as the new Vice Chair of the party. Gov. Andy Beshear, in addressing the party’s executive committee, gave his full support to Younger, the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator.
“I am delighted to have Colleen join me as our new Vice Chair and as a partner in leading and building our party. Her experience as a community advocate and public servant will serve our party well as we build on our successes and prepare for an exciting election cycle and beyond,” said Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Colmon Elridge. “As a party we are committed to year-round engagement in every corner of the Commonwealth and that is why I am especially excited by Colleen’s years of community organizing experience.”
A dozen Republicans are vying to challenge for the governor’s mansion this year.