Alumnus Matt Bevin ’85 Elected Governor of Kentucky
Gould Academy is proud to announce that alumnus Matt Bevin ’85 is the State of Kentucky’s newest Governor. The last time Gould Academy had a graduate in the Governor’s Mansion was LaFayette Grover who was Governor of Oregon from 1870-1877.
Bevin and running mate Jenean Hampton, a 2014 state house candidate, faced Democratic party nominee and Attorney General Jack Conway, as well as Independent candidate and digital entrepreneur Drew Curtis, in yesterday’s general election.
Originally from Shelburne, New Hampshire, Bevin was the second of six children, born into a family that has managed the Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company since its founding in 1832.
Bevin attended Gould Academy from 1981-1985 and, after graduation, went on to attend Washington and Lee University. He graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1989 with a major in East Asian Studies, and then spent four years on active duty as an officer in the United States Army, eventually rising to the rank of Captain.
“The Gould community is really excited for Matt; he’s been a leader all of his life,” Matt Ruby, Head of School for Gould Academy, says. “Matt emailed this morning that he’s definitely putting his Gould education to good use.”