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Learn about the Lexington-Fayette County candidates for mayor and at-large and district council seats!

Author: Fayette Alliance

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Richard Moloney- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: At-Large Short Bio: I have experience and a proven track record for getting things done. I have worked with 5 mayors, 8 vice mayors and more than 50 council members through the years, and I am known for my ability to bring people together to solve problems and address important issues. I am...

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Steve Kay- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: At-Large Short Bio: Steve is in his second term as an At-Large Council Member and his first term as Vice Mayor, a position to which he was elected in 2014. On Council, Steve serves as Chair of the Infill and Redevelopment Committee, on the Board of the Affordable Housing Fund, on the Task...

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Lillie E. Miller-Johnson- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: At-Large Short Bio: Lillie E Miller-Johnson is the mother of three beautiful daughters, four grandsons and one grand daughter, the sister of six sisters, three brothers(two deceased) and both parents deceased.  She was born in Scott County and spent her first five years there and the rest of her youth in Fayette County,...

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Ronnie Bastin- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Mayor Short Bio: Ronnie Bastin is the experienced leader we need. A former Police Chief and Commissioner of Public Safety, Bastin ran multi-million-dollar departments and oversaw thousands of employees. He has plans to modernize crime fighting by getting at the root problems, tackling the opioid epidemic, and keeping our students safe from guns...

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Linda Gorton- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Mayor Short Bio: Linda Gorton served as Vice Mayor of Lexington from 2011-2015, and served a total of 16 years as an elected member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Kentucky and her career as a Registered Nurse spanned 43 years. She...

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Fayette Alliance Welcomes New Board Member Elisa Bruce

September 21, 2018 (Lexington, Ky.)- Lexington-Fayette County land use advocacy organization Fayette Alliance has named Elisa Bruce, Director of Homeownership Education and Counseling at REACH, Inc., to their Board. “With her passion for public service, deep connections in the community and understanding of affordable housing issues, Elisa brings important expertise and experience to our Board,”...

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Fayette Alliance Supports Expanding Accessory Uses for Agricultural Markets

Update August 23, 2018:  Planning Commission unanimously approved expanding accessory uses for agricultural market.  The amendments will be forwarded to the Council for consideration and a vote.  Stay tuned! Fayette County is fortunate to be home to the largest stockyards east of the Mississippi River, Blue Grass Stockyards. Blue Grass Stockyards is to the cattle...

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#VoteSmart in the 2018 Elections

In 2018, elections for mayor, at-large council members, and all council districts will be on the ballot. Make sure you know the candidates for the primary and general elections!

Fayette Alliance Supports Funding for Public Art Projects

Update: August 30, 2018. Council Approves Public Art Proposal We are pleased to report that Council voted to approve the proposal to provide dedicated funding for public art projects.  Following is a break down of the vote: Those who voted in favor of funding public art projects: James Brown Bill Farmer Jake Gibbs Peggy Henson Steve...

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Theme E of the Comprehensive Plan: Maintaining a Balance between Planning for Urban Uses and Safeguarding Rural Land

Lexington is defined by the balance between our vibrant city and our productive Bluegrass farmland. Due to a history of balanced and careful planning, our city and our agricultural industries have thrived. Our Urban Services Boundary has not only preserved our signature landscape, it has also enabled us to minimize many of the negative consequences...

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