Former Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear has decided to return to work for the Stites & Harbison law firm.
Beshear will work in the firm's Lexington office, which he supervised from 1987 until his election as governor in 2007. In a news release, the firm said Beshear will use his expertise as an attorney and a high-level elected official to serve clients throughout the region and in Washington, D.C.
A two-term governor, Beshear left office in December and was succeeded by Republican Matt Bevin. Beshear was attorney general from 1979 to 1983 and was lieutenant governor from 1983 to 1987. His son, Andy Beshear, also worked at Stites & Harbison before being elected attorney general in November. Andy Beshear took office in January.
Stites & Harbison has ten offices in five states.