LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - A big factor in the governor's race was education.
Governor Matt Bevin was met with harsh criticism from Kentucky's teachers and Andy Beshear used that as part of his campaign.
Sister station WKYT talked to the Kentucky Education Association (KEA) and got their reaction to the election.
Members of the KEA attended Governor-elect Andy Beshear's press conference Wednesday.
"I think educators made the difference in this election. I think educators all across the state, our KEA members came out, they went out into their communities. They knocked on doors. They talked to their neighbors but more importantly, they went to the polls," said Eddie Campbell, KEA's president.
KEA also says they do not anticipate to have the same relationship with Andy Beshear as they had with Matt Bevin.
"Now we know moving forward that he is going to stand with us and give us a seat at the table, so we can have conversations about public education is going to have a real impact in our classrooms all across the state," said Campbell.
Educators say they do realize regardless of who is in office, finding the money for pension problems is still going to be an issue in Frankfort.
"New sources to be needed. That will be that decision but I think with Andy he’s going to be standing up for educators," said Campbell.