Politics & Government

Mongiardos expecting their second child

In this 2011 file photo, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo made his way through the crowd after arriving at Churchill Downs for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
In this 2011 file photo, Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo made his way through the crowd after arriving at Churchill Downs for the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff ALL

FRANKFORT — Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo and his wife, Allison Patrick Mongiardo, are expecting their second child.

Mongiardo spokeswoman Valeria Cummings Swope said Tuesday that the child, a boy, is due this fall. Mongiardo is scheduled to leave office in December.

Daniel Mongiardo, 50, and Allison Mongiardo, 25, had their first child, a daughter named Kathryn, on Dec. 22, 2009. The Mongiardos married June 21, 2008, after an 18-month engagement.

Mongiardo decided in 2009 not to seek re-election as lieutenant governor. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully last year for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.

Before the Mongiardos' daughter was born, the last time a child was born to a couple in the state's lieutenant governor's office was in 2003, when former Lt. Gov. Steve Henry and Heather French Henry had their second daughter. Their first daughter was born in 2000 while he was in office.

Before then, the last time a child was born to a couple in the state's second highest elective office was in 1901, when John Crepps Wickliffe Beckham and his wife, Jean Raphael Fuqua Beckham, had a daughter.

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