Local/Regional News
7:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Mayor Gray Welcomes Supporters To Re-Election Headquarters

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Mayor Jim Gray officially opened the doors to his re-election campaign office off Vine Street Tuesday evening.

Gray 2014 Headquarters
Credit Josh James

Gray announced his re-election bid last November and remains unopposed in the 2014 race for time being. The opening of his campaign headquarters attracted friends, supporters, and two Urban County Council members in Bill Farmer and Steve Kay.

The mayor, who said the decision to run again was an easy one, listed enacting pension reform and dealing with a $35M budget deficit in the General Fund as his top achievements in office.

"We got our financial house in order and putting your financial house in order. That's what we did as soon as I landed in the job," Gray told WUKY.

Lexington’s prior two mayors, Jim Newberry and Teresa Isaac, were unsuccessful in their re-election bids, but Gray says he’s confident in his staff and hopes to moving forward with the Rupp Arena Arts & Entertainment District and other major projects if re-elected.