Contact: Jim Waters @ 270.320.4376
(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — The Bluegrass Institute, Kentucky’s first and only free-market think tank, congratulated Matt Bevin on his victory in Tuesday’s gubernatorial election and stated its support for his principled platform that will bring new ideas and common-sense solutions to the serious problems facing our commonwealth.
“Governor-elect Bevin is to be congratulated for running a campaign built on many of the public policy solutions the Bluegrass Institute has stood for since our founding in 2003, and which we fervently believe will result in a better education system for our children, better health care for poor Kentuckians, better employment opportunities for our citizens and a stronger economy for our entire commonwealth,” Bluegrass Institute president Jim Waters said.
“We will continue to lead the way with ideas that advance freedom, defend liberty and build a more prosperous Kentucky for our children and grandchildren,” Waters added.
Kentucky voters on Tuesday rejected business as usual in Frankfort by giving Bevin and his team nearly 85,000 more votes than his main opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, which translated into victories in 106 of 120 counties and resulted in the first governor from Louisville in nearly a century.
The Bluegrass Institute also congratulates the other statewide office winners, including Jenean Hampton, Andy Beshear, Mike Harmon, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Allison Ball and Ryan Quarles, who were elected to the statewide constitutional offices of lieutenant governor, attorney general, auditor, secretary of state, treasurer and agriculture commissioner, respectively.
“Gov.-elect Bevin’s stated plans to bring Kentuckians from all political, racial, geographical and socioeconomic backgrounds to the table to offer thoughtful solutions for the commonwealth’s greatest challenges will be a refreshing change from the current environment in Frankfort – where new and innovative ideas are dismissed out-of-hand before they even have a chance to be heard,” Waters said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with this new generation of policymakers, and we look forward to working with them to create opportunities for prosperity and success like Kentuckians have never experienced before,” he added.
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