Steve Beshear is the Governor of Kentucky. He was elected in 2007 and is a Democrat. For an extensive profile, visit: Steve Beshear on Ballotpedia.
In Kentucky, the governor makes a judicial appointment after candidates are recommended by a judicial nominating commission. The judge then must run for the seat in the next general election more than three months after the appointment.
The tables below list the governor's appointees to the courts across the state. These lists are updated automatically with new appointments.
Court of Appeals
|Dan Kelly||Kentucky Circuit Court 11||2009-2019||State Senator, Kentucky State Senate|
|Jay Delaney||Kentucky Circuit Court 18||2009-2023||District Court Judge, Kentucky District Court 18|
|William E. Lane||Kentucky Circuit Court 21||2009-2023|
|Ernesto Scorsone||Kentucky Circuit Court 22||2008-2023||State Senator, Kentucky State Senate|
|Olu A. Stevens||Kentucky Circuit Court 30||2009-2023||Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC|
|Brian C. Edwards||Kentucky Circuit Court 30||2009-2023||Attorney in private practice|
|Johnny Ray Harris||Kentucky Circuit Court 31||2009-2023||Family Court Judge, Thirty-First Judicial Circuit|
|George W. Davis||Kentucky Circuit Court 32||2009-2023||District Court Judge, Thirty-Second Judicial District Court|
|Squire Needham Williams||Kentucky Circuit Court 48||2009-2023||Partner, Hazelrigg & Cox|
|Dwight Stacy Marshall||Kentucky Circuit Court 31||2009-2015||Assistant Attorney, Floyd County|
|David D. Flatt||Kentucky Circuit Court 37||2009-2023||Commonwealth Attorney, 37th Circuit|
|M. Gayle Hoffman||Kentucky Circuit Court 17||2009-2010||Attorney, The Hoffman Firm|
|Paul K. Winchester||Kentucky Circuit Court 34||2011-2023||First assistant, 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office|
|Henry S. Johnson||Kentucky Circuit Court 26||7/2013-1/2015||Attorney in private practice|
|Marcus Vanover||Kentucky Circuit Court 28||2013-2023||Assistant County Attorney, Pulaski County Attorney’s Office|
|James Richard Downey||Kentucky Circuit Court 8||3/2014-1/2015||Attorney in private practice|
|Kathy Stein||Kentucky Circuit Court 22||2013-2023||State Senator, Kentucky State Senate|
|David Williams||Kentucky Circuit Court 40||2012-2023||State senator, Kentucky State Senate|