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

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Creating a Place That ‘Makes the Heart Sing’

Excerpt from Kentucky.com, posted April 18, 2010 Op-ed by Knox van Nagell, Executive Director of The Fayette Alliance “Creating a place that ‘makes the heart sing’: summit focused participants on lexington’s assets, challenges” Spring is here, and nature continues to remind us of the Bluegrass’ unrivaled beauty and potential. Our rolling green pastures dancing with...

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Alliance Supports Mayor’s Proposed $2 million Budget for PDR

In his annual state of the merged government address, Mayor Newberry recommended allocating $2 million of LFUCG funds to the PDR program in FY 2011. If granted by the Council, this local funding will enable PDR to receive $2 million in state and federal “matching” dollars. If accomplished, PDR will have a total of $4...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Don B. Pratt

Don Pratt is a long time Lexington social activist. Don went to prison rather than support the Vietnam War, worked to help integrate University of Kentucky athletics, and has advocated for progressive reforms ever since. Don marched with Justice William O. Douglas to help save the Red River Gorge, marched with Martin Luther King for...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Chuck Ellinger

History: Born in Columbus, OH on April 13, 1964 Raised in Lexington, KY  since July 1965 Education: Lexington Catholic High School – Graduated  1983 Rollins College – Bachelors Degree in Political Science – Graduated 1987 University of Kentucky College of Law Graduated 1990 Continued studies toward a Masters in Public Administration UK’s Martin School Employment: At-Large Council Member –...

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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...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Ralph Ruschell

LEXINGTONIAN RALPH RUSCHELL GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. MR RUSCHELL HAS VAST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE AND HAS DONE SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING 3 DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. HE RECIEVED THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD FROM SAYRE SCHOOL. HE ALSO HEADED THE EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD SAYRE...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: George Brown Jr.

GEORGE A. BROWN, JR. PREVIOUSLY SERVED SIX (6) TERMS, THIRTEEN (13) YEARS AS THE FIRST (1st) COUNCIL DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE. HE IS CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS CONTRACTOR/SUPPLY CHAIN COORDINATOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY’S FACILITIES MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT. BROWN IS A LEXINGTON NATIVE. HE IS A MEMBER OF ST. PETER CLAVER CATHOLIC CHURCH. AS AN ADOLESCENT, BROWN PLAYED...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Steve Kay

Steve Kay is a founding partner of Roberts & Kay, Inc. (RKI), a research and organization development firm established in 1983. Steve’s major clients at the local level have included Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and University of Kentucky. At the state level his clients have included the Governor’s Office of Agricultural...

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Locals Want Farmland Conservation, Trails, Cool Urban Spaces in Latest Community Survey

A market research firm–the Matrix Group–recently conducted a pulse survey that registered the opinions of Lexington area residents and business leaders regarding focus read for the community in a 2010 online survey. Click here to view the results. As the community’s advocate for sustainable growth, The Fayette Alliance remains dedicated to promoting these values at...

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Incentive Grants to Improve Water Quality Available for Lexington Businesses, Neighborhood Organizations & Others

The Fayette Alliance proudly served on the Steering Committee that drafted the incentive grant program–along with members of the development, neighborhood, and commercial property sectors. “Mayor announces incentive grants for water quality projects” Press Release by Live Green Lexington, LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality Lexington businesses, churches, apartment complexes and neighborhood organizations are eligible for incentive...

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