Matt Bevin

American businessman and politician

Matthew Griswold "Matt" Bevin (born January 9, 1967) is an American businessman and politician. He is a member of the Republican Party. He became the Governor of Kentucky on December 8, 2015. He left office on December 10, 2019.

Matt Bevin
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62nd Governor of Kentucky
In office
December 8, 2015 – December 10, 2019
LieutenantJenean Hampton
Preceded bySteve Beshear
Succeeded byAndy Beshear
Personal details
Matthew Griswold Bevin

(1967-01-09) January 9, 1967 (age 53)
Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Glenna Bevin (1996–present)
EducationWashington and Lee University (BA)
Central Michigan University
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1989–1993
RankArmy-USA-OF-02.svg Captain
UnitUS 5th Infantry Division.svg 5th Infantry Division


Bevin became the President of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company in 2011.[1]

In Kentucky's 2014 Senate election, Bevin was a Republican candidate and primary challenger to Mitch McConnell.[2] At that time, McConnell was the Senate Minority Leader.

On November 3, 2015, Bevin was elected Governor of Kentucky.[3]

On November 5, 2019, Bevin lost his re-election bid to State Attorney General Andy Beshear by less than 5,000.[4]


  1. Glenn Kessler (July 26, 2013). "Slugfest in Kentucky: McConnell versus Bevin (Part 2)". The Washington Post.
  2. Harper, Jennifer (May 26, 2014). "Inside the Beltway: McConnell victory not so impressive". The Washington Times.
  3. Williams, Chris (November 5, 2015). "Bevin plans to make campaign promises a reality, except for one". WHAS. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  4. Hillyard, Vaughn. "In stunning upset, Democrat Beshear is apparent winner in Kentucky gov race, a blow to Trump, NBC projects". NBC News. Retrieved November 5, 2019.

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