UPDATE: Bevin named next Kentucky governor

Gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin (R-Ky) talks with supporters after a small rally in the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport. Despite lagging in the polls, Bevin said that he remained confident in his party’s ability to win key offices in the states government. Andrew Livesay/HERALD

Herald Staff


With 100 percent reporting, Bevin received 52.5 percent of the vote, Democratic Jack Conway received 43.8 percent and Independent Drew Curtis received 3.7 percent. 

In Warren County, Bevin received 55.2 percent of the vote. 

Democrat Andy Beshear was elected as Attorney General 

Republican Matt Bevin was elected as the next Kentucky Governor, according to the Associated Press. 

Current numbers report Bevin at 52.4 percent with a reported 97.4 percent of votes. 

The Courier-Journal is reporting that Republicans Ryan Quarles and Allison Ball have won their respective positions of Commissioner of Agriculture and State Treasurer. 

They are also reporting that Democrat Alison Grimes has been re-elected as Secretary of State and Republican Mike Harmon has been elected as State Auditor. 

Warren County chair for the Republican Party, Scott Lasley, said the election results solidify how Kentucky is a red state. 

“It’s a good night for Republicans,” Lasley said. 

The Herald will update this story as more information becomes available.