Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday he will run for governor in 2019.
Beshear, a Democrat elected as attorney general in 2015 and the son of former Gov. Steve Beshear, has chosen Jacqueline Coleman, an educator and political recruiter who ran for the legislature in 2014 unsuccessfully in a race against incumbent Rep. Kim King, as his running mate.
With the announcement Monday morning, Beshear is the first to declare his intention to run for governor. Gov. Matt Bevin has not publicly stated if he plans to run for re-election.