KENTUCKY — Election day is just around the corner here in the Bluegrass state.

On this week’s In Focus Kentucky program, we continue with our “Candidate Conversations” programs, helping you put a face to the names you will see on this year’s General Election ballot.

During this segment, you hear from the Democrat nominee for Lieutenant Governor.

Current Democratic Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman formally filed to join Gov. Andy Beshear on his reelection ticket in mid-July. After graduating from Mercer County High School, Coleman attended Centre College, where she majored in education and played on the basketball team.

After graduating from Centre College, she earned her master’s degree at the University of Louisville and served on the women’s basketball coaching staff.

Later, Coleman started her career as a high school civics teacher at Burgin High School in her hometown. Jacqueline also taught at East Jessamine High School and, most recently, served as an assistant principal at Nelson County High School. She is currently completing a doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Kentucky.

Coleman is the wife to Chris, mom to Evelynne, adopted mom to Emma and a bonus mom to Will and Nate. Her family lives in Frankfort.

During this segment, Coleman highlighted her support of education and economic development and said that the other side has stoked “division, hate and negativity.”  

You can watch the full In Focus Kentucky segment in the player above.