Thursday, December 17, 2015

Attorney General-elect Andy Beshear hires staff

(AP) — Several officials in former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear's administration have new jobs with Beshear's son, incoming Attorney General Andy Beshear.

Thursday, Andy Beshear announced his leadership team before he officially takes office on Jan. 4. Steve Beshear left office last week after two terms.

Former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer, who served under Steve Beshear, will be deputy attorney general. Former Justice and Public Safety Secretary J. Michael Brown will lead the office's criminal division. And former Steve Beshear communications director Terry Sebastian will continue in that same role for Andy Beshear.

Other appointments include Mitchel T. Denham to lead the civil division, Maryellen Buxton Mynear to lead the family division and former Democratic state Rep. Don Pasley to work in the initiatives office.