Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued the following statement on Monday, Jan. 4 regarding his being sworn into office:
I was honored to be sworn in today as Kentucky’s 50th Attorney General by Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice John D. Minton Jr. I congratulate the other Constitutional Officers who took the oath of office today, and I look forward to working with each of them.
As Attorney General, I’m committed to strengthening the quality of life for every family and community across the state. Kentucky is a special place, a Commonwealth with a rich history where pioneer families worked to create a state based on core values and beliefs that all Kentuckians take pride in still today. We are poised for greatness, but to ensure we reach our goals, there is more work to be done. We must once again embody the relentless determination of our ancestors to ensure a great Kentucky for our children and grandchildren.
The Attorney General is the people’s lawyer, and I view it as the chief advocate and protector of our families. My office has a mission focused on addressing the persistent challenges our families face—preventing and prosecuting child abuse, protecting seniors from scams and abuse, better addressing Kentucky’s drug epidemic and seeking justice for victims of rape.
Solving these problems requires that we come together—not as members of any party—but as one community. That’s why I ask every citizen and leader to join with us in making Kentucky an even better place to live, work and raise a family.