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

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Angela Evans- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 6 Short Bio: Angela Evans is a native of Lexington and serving in her second term as Council Member of the 6th District and works at McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland as an associate attorney. Angela received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work with honors, from Clark Atlanta then attended...

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Bill Farmer, Jr.- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 5 Short Bio: Native Lexingtonian and current incumbent running for reelection. 1. Do you support prioritizing infill/redevelopment as Lexington’s primary growth strategy? Under what circumstances would you support expansion of the Urban Services Boundary or Rural Activity Centers? I do not support a single strategy answer. I would not expand...

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Liz Sheehan- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 5 Short Bio: Liz Sheehan is mother, a faculty member at University of Kentucky, and an active community member. She got her PhD in Psychology from Emory University and her Bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech. She’s taught at the college level for over a decade, but also spent time in...

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Susan Lamb- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 4 Short Bio: Susan grew up in the small town of Bagdad, Kentucky. She lived on a farm and learned the value of hard work and dedication at a young age. She worked for the Urban County Government for 27 years learning about the inner workings of government. She knows...

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Barry Saturday- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 4 Short Bio: Barry Saturday is twice a UK grad, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Spanish, as well as a Master’s in Diplomacy (concentration in International Business) and a Master’s in Secondary Social Studies Education. He currently serves as a financial advisor to wonderful people in greater Lexington...

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Renee Jackson Shepard- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 3 Short Bio: For 20 years Renee has been involved with the nonprofit community in Lexington, KY. Renee’s strengths include problem solving, creative thinking, public speaking and coalition building. These skills combined with her keen understanding of the importance of accountability and results have gleaned outstanding, positive changes for downtown...

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Jake Gibbs- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 3 Short Bio: I grew up in Troy, NY. Graduate school brought me to UK in 1978, where I earned advanced degrees in History and Library Science. I’ve lived near downtown since arriving in Lexington. My professional life was spent at BCTC as a professor of History. I also taught...

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Joe Smith- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 2 Short Bio: I am a Lexington native who loves my community and cares deeply about our City. I am a Lexington Catholic and University of Kentucky alumni, active member of St. Peter Church, proudly married to Sharon for over 30 years, father of three, grandfather of five, and obviously...

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James Brown- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: Urban County Council- District 1 Short Bio: A native of Lexington, Ky., James is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. He is happily married to his wife, Charmayne of 20 plus years and they have three children. James’ previous employment include stints at Lexmark and GTE, before beginning a career in the...

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Chuck Ellinger, II- 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

Running for: At-Large Short Bio: See www.chuckellinger.com website for bio and positions 1. Do you support prioritizing infill/redevelopment as Lexington’s primary growth strategy? Under what circumstances would you support expansion of the Urban Services Boundary or Rural Activity Centers? The responsibility of the Council is to update the Goals and Objectives of the Comprehensive Plan...

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