Republican Party Chair calls on Beshear to stop playing politics with education

Party Chair Mac Brown sends letter to Beshear, calling on him to follow the law by May 31

Frankfort, Ky. (May 25, 2023) – The Republican Party of Kentucky is calling on Andy Beshear to start following the law and to stop playing politics with education by appointing Republicans to the Kentucky Board of Education as required by law by May 31. 

“Last year, Republicans became the state’s largest political party in Kentucky, a reality that Andy Beshear has tried to ignore,” RPK spokesman Sean Southard said. “Recent reporting has shown Governor Beshear is refusing to follow the law and is playing politics with the Kentucky Board of Education by not appointing the legally-required number of Republicans to it. The Republican Party is calling on Governor Beshear to put politics aside and follow the law by May 31.”

RPK Chairman Mac Brown sent a letter to Beshear yesterday expressing his concern about Tuesday’s report in the Courier Journal that revealed the Kentucky Board of Education has been missing two members for nearly a year, at least in part because of the Governor’s unwillingness to appoint qualified Republicans to the board. In the letter, Brown highlights how former Governor Steve Beshear mismanaged board appointments like that to the University of Louisville Board of Trustees in the past. 

“Andy Beshear’s political interference in education is a pattern,” Southard added. “He wiped out the entire board of education on his first day in office and appointed a slate of Democrats to oversee our education system. We’ve got to remove Andy Beshear this fall and replace him with Governor Daniel Cameron, who will put politics aside and put Kentucky first.”

Read the letter from Chairman Brown here. 

Read the Republican Party of Kentucky’s statement on the Courier Journal report here. 

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