Kentucky voters elected Republican Matt Bevin governor Tuesday. Based on Google searches in the United States on Wednesday, here are answers to the most-asked questions about the state’s governor-elect:
1. Where is Matt Bevin from?
Bevin is from a small, rural town in New Hampshire.
2. Where does Matt Bevin live?
He lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
3. Who is Matt Bevin?
Bevin is a politician, businessman and veteran. He first ran for U.S. Senate in Kentucky in 2014, but his primary bid against Sen. Mitch McConnell. Bevin has worked with a number of business firms. He founded a the money management firm Integrity Asset Management in 2003, and became president of Bevin Brothers, a bell manufacturing company, in 2011. He served in the U.S. Army for four years after graduating college in 1989.
4. What does Matt Bevin stand for?
Bevin is a proponent for small government and low taxes. On education, Bevin wants to end the Common Core program. He supports the Right to Work legislation that would eliminate any requirements for workers to belong to unions. He promotes the protection of the energy sector, specifically the coal industry, and says he will fight against Environmental Protection Agency regulations. Bevin is an opponent of same-sex marriage and is pro-life.
5. Is Matt Bevin a Republican?
Yes. He is also backed by the Tea Party.
6. How many kids does Matt Bevin have?
The governor-elect and his wife have nine children ages 5 to 16. Four of them are adopted from Ethiopia. Their 10th child died in a car accident at the age of 17.
7. Where was Matt Bevin born?
He was born in Shelburne, New Hampshire.
8. How old is Matt Bevin?
Bevin is 48 years old. He was born on January 9, 1967.
9. What religion is Matt Bevin?
Bevin is a Southern Baptist. During his campaign, he identified himself as a Christian conservative and showed support for Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples because of her religious beliefs.
10. How long has Matt Bevin lived in Kentucky?
Bevin has lived in Kentucky since 1999, moving to the state to work with National Asset Management.
11. When does Matt Bevin take office?
He will take office on Dec. 8, 2015.
12. How much did Matt Bevin win by?
Bevin won the election by about 9%. He received almost 53% of the votes, while his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, received about 44%.
13. Did Matt Bevin win?
Yes, was elected governor Tuesday in Kentucky.
14. Where did Matt Bevin go to college?
Bevin attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia.
15. What will Matt Bevin do with Kynect?
During his campaign for governor, Bevin said he would dismantle Kynect, Kentucky’s health insurance exchange set up under Obamacare. His plan is to transition everyone on the state exchange to the federally run exchange by 2017 because he says Kynect is costing Kentucky taxpayers too much. Over 400,000 are enrolled in Kynect.