Communications Advisor, Office of Governor Andy Beshear
Kinsey Morrison walked 230 miles and knocked 5,000 doors to help elect Kentucky’s Governor Andy Beshear in December 2019. After his inauguration, she joined his communications office as he became the state’s first sitting governor to attend an LGBTQ Fairness rally, demanded the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Capitol in Frankfort, restored voting rights to 170,000 people, protected health care for hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians, and took bold action to fight the COVID-19 crisis. She writes Gov. Beshear’s daily press releases on the state’s COVID-19 response and coordinates his language access team to ensure all Kentuckians have the life-saving public health information they need. As a volunteer, Kinsey helped lead the Biden/Harris campaign’s voter protection hotline. In college, she co-founded Stanford Women in Politics and continues to advise current students as an alumna. The daughter of two moms, she also wrote an Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court as it considered the national marriage equality case, on behalf of six million American children of LGBTQ parents. She is the granddaughter of immigrants, and also the granddaughter of a gas station manager and a coal miner. Her family has lived in Kentucky for six generations, and her dream is to become the state’s first woman of color governor – but she would prefer if someone else beat her to it. She has a brother and three sisters and lives with her boyfriend in Louisville (Clifton). Outside of politics, she loves climbing volcanoes (true story!), writing, drinking bourbon and watching the Kentucky Wildcats and her adopted team, the Philadelphia Eagles.