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

Category: Education

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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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#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!

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2018 Primary Candidate Questionnaire- #VoteSmart

It’s important for voters to understand where candidates stand on the most pressing growth issues facing our community. That’s why AARP of Kentucky, Fayette Alliance, Fayette County Farm Bureau, Fayette County Neighborhood Council, and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association partnered to circulate a questionnaire to candidates this election season. Know the candidates and #VoteSmart on May...

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Op-Ed: Community Dinners Again On The Table

This op-ed was originally posted in the Lexington Herald Leader on March 10, 2018.  Last year, thousands of people gathered in small groups all over Fayette County to connect and discuss issues that are important to our community. With nearly 12,000 participants representing every zip code in Fayette County, the inaugural “On The Table” initiative...

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Citizens’ Planning Academy

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

2018 Mayoral Public Forum

As part of our voter education program, we’ve partnered with AARP, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council to sponsor a free, public forum featuring Lexington’s Mayoral and At-Large Council Candidates this fall.