Governor of Kentucky
head of state and of government of the U.S. commonwealth of Kentucky
The Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky is the head of the executive branch of government in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
|Governor of Kentucky|
since December 10, 2019
|Residence||Kentucky Governor's Mansion|
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Isaac Shelby|
|Formation||June 4, 1792|
|Deputy||Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky|
Fifty-seven men and one woman have served as Governor of Kentucky. The governor's term is four years in length; since 1992, incumbents have been able to seek re-election once before becoming ineligible for four years.
Kentucky is one of only five U.S. states that hold gubernatorial elections in odd-numbered years. The current governor is Andy Beshear, who was first elected in 2019.
- ↑ "Transparency.ky.gov - Salary Search". August 4, 2018. Retrieved August 4, 2018.