Gay Vice Mayor of Lexington, KY Jim Gray to Run for Mayor
Jim Gray, the Vice Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky will run against Mayor Jim Newberry in next year's election.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports: "Gray ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2002, being eliminated in the primary. Isaac went on to beat Scott Crosbie in the general election. In 2006, Gray led a large field of candidates in the Urban County Council at-large race (the top at-large finisher becomes vice mayor). In the 2002 race, Gray was worried about a whisper campaign about his personal life. That led to a decision in October 2005 to publicly acknowledge that he is gay. The issue didn't come up in the 2006 campaign. That, he said Tuesday, 'confirmed that the people of Lexington have confidence in me.'"