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FRANKFORT, KY (November 7, 2023) – The 40,000-plus members of the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and fellow supporters of public schools across the commonwealth once again made the difference in bringing an electoral victory to Gov. Andy Beshear, a champion for public education. 

“Public schools and public educators are the heart and soul of our communities. Gov. Beshear and the people of Kentucky understand that,” said KEA President Eddie Campbell. “This victory serves notice that Kentuckians value our public schools and strongly support our public school educators.” 

To help carry Beshear to victory, thousands of educators across the commonwealth volunteered their time and energy talking with fellow Kentuckians about the importance of public education issues. Volunteers canvassed homes, placed phone calls, wrote tens of thousands of postcards, and held get-out-the-vote events in nearly every one of Kentucky’s 120 counties. 

“Voters all across the commonwealth support Andy Beshear and Jacqueline Coleman because they lift up and respect the hard work and dedication Kentucky’s educators bring to the school room every day,” said Campbell. “No matter what zip code a student lives in, our governor and lt. governor are committed to supporting public schools so every Kentucky student will get a quality public education. 

“Educators look forward to supporting Gov. Beshear’s ‘Education First’ Plan that prioritizes investing in our public schools and working with the members of the General Assembly to move Team Kentucky toward a brighter future for our students and our communities. Every current and future Kentucky citizen benefits when we cooperate to find solutions that make our public schools better and our professions stronger.”