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Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden Will Be Keynote Speaker at Annual Ford Dinner

The Kentucky Democratic Party and the Louisville – Jefferson County Democratic Party have announced that Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual Wendell Ford Dinner on Thursday, June 6 at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Louisville. General Biden is the son of Vice President Joe Biden.

"Kentucky Democrats are thrilled to have General Biden as the keynote speaker at our annual dinner," said Gov. Steve Beshear. "General Biden's work to protect women and children, as well as his military service, speak to his commitment not only to his state but to all Americans. I urge Kentucky Democrats from across the state will join us for this exciting evening."

"Across the nation, all eyes are on Kentucky politics and, with a speaker of General Biden's caliber, this year's Wendell Ford dinner will be no different," said Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Dan Logsdon. "We are honored to welcome him to Kentucky, and I want to recognize and personally thank Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway for his tremendous help in getting General Biden to Kentucky."

Beau Biden took office as Delaware’s 44th Attorney General in January of 2007. As Attorney General, he has actively pursued measures to better protect children, families and communities across his state. He created the Delaware Department of Justice Child Predator Unit to track and prosecute child sex offenders and he helped pass legislation strengthening Delaware’s sex offender registry statute. General’s Biden’s career in public service began at the United States Department of Justice in 1995, working on policy issues like the Violence Against Women Act. He later worked as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia. In 2001, he served as the interim legal advisor for the United States Department of Justice in post-war Kosovo.

General Biden serves as a major in the Delaware Army National Guard’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps and is assigned to the 261st Signal Brigade in Smyrna, Del. In October 2008, his unit was activated for a 12-month deployment to Iraq.

“I am proud to welcome my friend and colleague, Beau Biden, to Kentucky,” said General Conway. “Beau and I were elected as attorneys general in our respective states at about the same time. During our tenures, we’ve worked together on many issues, like the National Mortgage Foreclosure Settlement. When Beau speaks, like Sen. Ford, he does so with conviction and candor. His military service while serving as Delaware Attorney General shows that Beau leads not with rhetoric, but by example. I value his friendship and respect his passion for assisting military families, his determination to stand up for consumers and his sincere desire to fight for families and children in his state. I know Kentucky Democrats will be inspired by his message.”

For ticket information, visit kydemocrat.com/ford. The reception is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.