Governor Steve Beshear
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Steve Beshear was elected Governor of Kentucky in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. Throughout his administration, he has focused on initiatives to help Kentucky families, particularly in the areas of health and health care, education and economic development, and he has brought Kentucky successfully through a historic recession. In 2013 he joined U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers in creating SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) to address the challenges facing eastern Kentucky and its economy.