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Beshear/Coleman: ‘Team Kentucky’ Inauguration to Celebrate Unity

First-ever inaugural open house signifies Kentuckians welcome in their Capitol

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2019) – Calling the 61st inauguration “a time for all Kentuckians to come together on one team – Team Kentucky,” Gov.-elect Andy Beshear announced plans for the celebration Dec. 10, as he and Lt. Gov.-elect Jacqueline Coleman are sworn in as the state’s highest-ranking officers.

On Tuesday, Gov.-elect Beshear and future first lady Britainy Beshear, joined by educators, said the celebration would include, for the first time, a state Capitol open house following the public swearing-in on the Capitol steps.

“Jacqueline and I have talked with Kentuckians who are eager to work together for the common good,” said Beshear. “We felt strongly that opening the people’s house to every Kentucky family sets the right tone for our state as we embark on this new chapter.”

“As we are working to address the issues that impact our families, like public education, pensions, jobs and health care, we want to give a voice to those who have felt shut out and we welcome everyone to join us on Team Kentucky,” said Coleman. “It is time to move forward, together.”

Mrs. Beshear said, “In the spirit of the inaugural theme, all inaugural events will be free and open to the public, including two inaugural balls on Capitol grounds. This is a special day for all of Kentucky, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Frankfort for the celebration.”

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