|61st Governor of Kentucky|
From: January 3, 2011 – December 8, 2015
Steven L. Beshear (born September 21, 1944) is a former Governor of Kentucky. He was elected in 2007. His second term expired on December 8, 2015, and was replaced by conservative Republican Matt Bevin. Four years later, Beshear's son, Andy Beshear narrowly unseated Bevin.
Despite being a Democrat, Beshear supported the construction of Answers in Genesis' and Ark Encounter LLC's Ark Encounter project in northern Kentucky, even though he later turned against the construction. While Governor, Kentucky implemented the Affordable Care Act bringing health care coverage to 500,000 citizens.
On February 28, 2017, Beshear gave the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. He defended Obamacare and called for any replacement to offer at least as much coverage as the present law. He inadvertently claimed to be a "Republican."
- "Kentucky Is Obamacare’s Undeniable Success Story. This Man Is Trying To Burn It All Down.", Sep 14, 2015. Retrieved on March 2, 2017.
- Jaeger, Max (March 1, 2017). Democrat calls himself a Republican in response to Trump speech. New York Post. Retrieved March 2, 2017.
- Profile at the National Governors Association