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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Linda Gorton

I am in my 12th year as a Council Member, having served 1999-2006 in the 4th District & 2007-present as a Council Member At-Large. Through my service in my district and At-Large, I have worked with many neighborhood associations & civic organizations, growing to appreciate the grassroots power of the people. Leadership & openness are central themes of my service. I chair the Planning Committee, co-chair the Noise Task Force & have chaired the Intergovernmental Committee, the Stormwater Oversight Committee, the Stormwater Fee Task Force, and others. I am the only remaining Council Member who voted to adopt the Rural Land Management Plan in 1999, as well as the Purchase of Development Rights Program in 2000. I am a member of the Budget & Finance Committee, Water Resources Oversight Committee, Parks Advisory Board, Arboretum Board, Sister Cities Commission, Blue Grass Council Boy Scouts Board, Emergency Medical Advisory Board, Fayette Circuit Family Court Board, Central Kentucky Radio Eye Board, & am an ordained Deacon & Elder at Second Presbyterian Church, Lexington. A graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Nursing (1971), I work part-time for a local physician. Leadership awards include the Blue Grass Council Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth (2010), Central Baptist Hospital Womans Community Leadership Award (2008), Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Role Model (2006), & Leadership Lexington Distinguished Leader (2000). My leadership includes being a graduate of Leadership Kentucky (’01), Leadership Lexington (’00), LFUCG Citizen Police Academy (’99) & Citizen Fire Academy (’04). My husband Charlie & I have raised our two children in Lexington.