Matt Bevin Biography
Matt Bevin is an American businessman and politician who currently serves as the 62nd and the current Republican Governor of Kentucky since 2015. Apart from being a politician, Matt is a well-known successful businessman and army veteran.
Matt Bevin Age
As of 2023, Bevin is 56 years old, he was born on January 9, 1967, in Denver, Colorado, in the United States of America. Furthermore, he celebrates his birthday on January 9 every year.
Matt Bevin Family
He was born in Denver, Colorado as the second-born son to Avery who worked at a wood mill, and Louise Bevin who worked part-time in a hospital admissions department. He is the second of six siblings and the family grew up in the rural town of Shelburne, New Hampshire in a small farmhouse heated by wood-fired stoves.
Matt Bevin Married
The American politician met Glenna who was by then a divorced single mother of a 5-year-old daughter, Brittney from an abusive husband. and went on a blind date, fell in love and later dated for six years before they officially married in 1996.
Matt Bevin Children
Bevin has five children with Glenna and one stepdaughter 17 years old Brittney who later died in 2003 after a car accident near their home. In June 2012 Bevins adopted four other children from Ethiopia, to sum up, the total of his children to eight.
Matt created a non-profit organization named after her late daughter Brittney, to fund international and domestic trips for students of high school.
- Brittney Bevin (Daughter)
- Danial Bevin (Son)
- Grace Bevin (Daughter
- Isaac Bevin (Son)
- Jonah Bevin (Son)
- Lydia Bevin (Daughter)
- Mackenzie Bevin (Daughter),
- Madison Bevin (Daughter)
- Olivia Bevin (Daughter)
- Sophia Bevin (Daughter)
Matt Bevin Height
He stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Where Is Matt Bevin From
Bevin is from Denver, Colorado, United States.
Matt Bevin Career
After returning from Japan to his homeland, Bevin enlisted in the United States Army. In 1990, he completed a six-week course known as the Junior Maintenance Course in Kentucky. Subsequently, he was stationed at Fort Polk in Louisiana, serving in the 25th Field Artillery Regiment. During this period, he underwent extensive training, including a forty-hour program at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Due to his positive attitude and demeanor, Bevin made remarkable progress in the military. He advanced from the rank of a second lieutenant to that of a captain, receiving several prestigious medals in recognition of his achievements. In 2003, he transitioned to the Army Reserve.
In 2013, Bevin ventured into politics by announcing his candidacy to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 U.S. Senate Republican primary election. His bold move garnered substantial support from Tea Party Movement-affiliated groups. However, he faced challenges as McConnell criticized his consistency in statements and policies.
In 2015, Bevin entered the race for the governorship of Kentucky. He secured victory in the primary election by a narrow margin of 0.03% of the vote over James Comer. Subsequently, he competed in the general elections and emerged as the winner on November 3, 2015, defeating the Democratic nominee, Jack Conway, with 8.71% of the votes. Both elections were closely contested, but Bevin prevailed.
Alongside his political career, Bevin has a significant military background, having served as a captain in the U.S. Army. He has also dedicated himself to philanthropy and has held the position of Chairman of the Board for the American Red Cross in the Louisville Area. Notably, Bevin has contributed substantially to educational initiatives, supporting scholarship funds for those with limited social and financial resources to pursue further education.
Matt Bevin Net Worth
Bevin had an estimated net worth between $15 million and $60 million.
Matt Bevin Approval Rating
The Republicans are the most popular governors in the country, being his party. The Republicans, who control 33 governorships, are considered large and make up the top and bottom 10
Matt Bevin Kentucky
The American famous businessman has currently serving as the Governor of Kentucky since 2015.