On Thursday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin held a press conference to concede the 2019 governor’s race after asking for a recanvass of the election results where only around 5,000 votes separated him and governor-elect Andy Beshear.
Bevin held the press conference to announce his decision as the recanvass of the election results took place across the state on Thursday.
In his remarks, Bevin touted the work of his administration including funding for pensions, cutting red tape, and growth in economic development in Kentucky seen during his four years in office.
He stated he would like to see a bipartisan transition and see many of the people in his administration stay in their positions as Beshear comes into office, noting he kept many people in roles regardless of party registration when he came into office.
Bevin wrapped up his press conference with a heartfelt thanks to those who have worked with him over the last four years and were willing to serve Kentucky. He also stated he truly wishes the best for Andy Beshear and hopes to see continued success for the state as Beshear and other new statewide officials take office in the coming weeks.
Democratic governor-elect Beshear will be sworn in as Kentucky’s 64th governor on December 10.