Son of Gov. Beshear to run for Kentucky attorney general

jbrammer@herald-leader.comNovember 14, 2013 

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Gov. Steve Beshear's son Andy presided over the 59th swearing-in ceremony Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 at Capitol in Frankfort. Photo by Jonathan Palmer

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FRANKFORT — Andy Beshear, a son of Gov. Steve Beshear, will run for Kentucky attorney general in 2015.

Beshear filed papers Thursday with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance for his Democratic candidacy.

"As an attorney, I have worked hard to ensure that my clients receive the justice they seek and deserve in the court of law," Beshear said. "Today my family and I have decided to take the skills I have learned in fighting for Kentucky communities, businesses both small and large, and community organizations to fighting for all of the people of this great commonwealth."

Gov. Beshear said in a statement that he and first lady Jane Beshear "are excited that Andy has decided to run for attorney general, and he has our full support.

"We are confident Andy will be an outstanding candidate and a great attorney general," Steve Beshear said.

The current attorney general, Democrat Jack Conway of Louisville, may not seek re-election because of term limits.

Other Democrats mentioned as possible candidates for attorney general in 2015 include former state Democratic Party Chairwoman Jennifer Moore and state Rep. John Tilley of Hopkinsville.

Andy Beshear said his campaign's co-chairs will be Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, former Supreme Court Justice James Keller and Campbell County Commonwealth's Attorney Michelle Snodgrass.

Beshear is an attorney with Stites and Harbison in Louisville. He has been recognized as one of the "best lawyers in America," and as a "rising star" by the publication SuperLawyers, and he was the first Kentucky lawyer to be named a top consumer lawyer by the publication Lawyer Monthly.

Beshear lives in Louisville with his wife, Britainy, and their two young children, Will and Lila.

Jack Brammer: (859) 231-1302. Twitter: @BGPolitics. Blog: bluegrasspolitics.bloginky.com

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