Below is a listing of Democratic Candidates who have filed for office according to the Secretary of State’s website.


  • Rocky Adkins, Minority Leader of the Kentucky House of Representatives
    • Running mate: Stephanie Horne, District 3 representative on the Jefferson County Board of Education
  • Andy Beshear, Attorney General of Kentucky
    • Running mate: Jacqueline Coleman, assistant principal at Nelson County High School and founder and president of Lead Kentucky, a non-profit organization focused on education policy reform.
  • Adam Edelen, former Auditor of Public Accounts of Kentucky
    • Running mate: Gill Holland, filmmaker and urban developer
  • Geoff Young, perennial candidate, retired engineer and candidate for Kentucky’s 6th congressional district in 2014
    • Running mate: Joshua N. French

Attorney General

  • Gregory Stumbo


  • Michael Bowman, Louisville
  • Josh Mers, Lexington


  • Kelsey Hayes, Coots
  • Drew Curtis, Lexington
  • Sheri Donahue, Louisville
  • Chris Tobe, Anchorage

Commissioner of Agriculture

  • Robert Haley Conway, Georgetown
  • Joe Trigg, Glasgow