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|Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky|
Riley and Galbraith lost to Steve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson in the 2011 election.
|Governor and Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2011|
|Democratic||Steve Beshear and Jerry E. Abramson||55.7%||464,245|
|Republican||David Williams and Richie Farmer||35.3%||294,034|
|Independent||Gatewood Galbraith and Dea Riley||9%||74,860|
Dea Riley grew up in Shelby County, Kentucky. She began a marketing career, focusing on the skiing and resort industries, in Utah. After returning to Kentucky, Riley refocused her marketing work on politics in response to the state's economic needs. Since then, she has sat on numerous philanthropic boards and served as a campaign manager to more than half a dozen races.
- Kentucky gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011
- Gubernatorial elections, 2011
- Governor of Kentucky
- Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky
- Steve Beshear