Fayette Alliance would like to congratulate Lexington’s newly elected Council members. In the months and years to come, we look forward to working with City Hall to grow our city, and promote our farms.
This is your resource for information pertaining to Lexington’s 2012 city council election. On this page you can learn more about each of the candidates and read their opinions about pressing local growth issues. The 2012 LFUCG Candidate Questionnaire addresses such topics as economic development, PDR, affordable housing, neighborhoods, downtown and water quality.
Why it Matters: Zoning in Lexington-Fayette County is passed with six votes on the Planning Commission and eight votes on the Council. Planning and Zoning laws are the building blocks of our community. Get informed about our future leaders, and what they think about our work to create a world-class city in a world-class landscape.
2012 City Council Election in the Press
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Otherwise, check below for press coverage of the 2012 LFUCG City Council Election:
Four new faces will join Urban County Council; eight incumbents win re-election
by Beverly Fortune, 11.06.12, Kentucky.com
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will have four new faces come January from districts where incumbents did not seek re-election. Meanwhile, eight incumbents, including four who faced challengers, won another two-year term.
New members on the council include Shevawn Akers, who defeated Brannon Dunn in the 2nd District; Jennifer Scutchfield, who was unopposed in the 7th District; Jennifer Mossotti, who defeated Bill Polyniak in the 9th District; and Harry Clarke, who beat Steve Nelson in the 10th District.
Returning incumbents include Chris Ford, who defeated Marty Clifford in the 1st District; Diane Lawless, who won handily over newcomer Stephanie Spires in the 3rd District; Julian Beard, who won easily over Sam Cox in the 4th District; and Ed Lane, who easily turned back opponent Ralph Ruschell in the 12th District… Read more at Kentucky.com
New faces seeking four open seats on Lexington’s Urban County Council
by Beverly Fortune, 10.28.12, Kentucky.com
Voters will soon choose someone new to represent them on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council in four districts where the incumbent did not seek re-election.
Vying for seats in the 2nd, 7th, 9th and 10th Districts are a former councilwoman and a field of political newcomers.
The districts are diverse, ranging from suburban neighborhoods to sections of downtown, but they share many common issues. The most serious is a $260 million unfunded liability in the police and fire fighters pension fund. The projected shortfall grows to more than $550 million when the cost of medical benefits is included…Read more at Kentucky.com
Challengers hope to unseat four Lexington council members on Nov. 6
by Beverly Fortune, 10.28.12, Kentucky.com
Four incumbent members of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council face a challenger in their bids for re-election on Nov. 6.
The tightest race is widely thought to be in the 3rd District, which includes the downtown business district, the University of Kentucky and several historic neighborhoods. In that race, political newcomer Stephanie Spires, 31, is trying to unseat Diane Lawless, 61, who is completing her second two-year term on the council…Read more at Kentucky.com
“Voters select finalists in three Lexington council districts” By Beverly Fortune & Valarie Honeycutt Spears, 5.22.12, Kentucky.com
“Akers, Dunn will face off this fall in race for Lexington’s Council District 2″ by Beverly Fortune, 5.22.12, Kentucky.com
“Mossotti, Polyniak advance in Lexington’s 9th District Council race” by Beverly Fortune, 5.22.12, Kentucky.com
“Lawless, Spires are top finishers in four-way race for Lexington’s District 3″ by Beverly Fortune, 5.22.12, Kentucky.com
“It’s Election Day; don’t forget to vote” Staff Report, 05.22.12, Kentucky.com
“Former councilwoman Mossotti faces newcomers in Lexington council race” by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 05.18.12, Kentucky.com
“Incumbent Diane Lawless faces three challengers in Lexington council race” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears, 5.17.12, Kentucky.com
“Three newcomers vying to represent northwest Lexington on city councl” by Valarie Honeycutt Spears, 05.12.12, Kentucky.com