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Chuck Ellinger, II

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Chuck Ellinger, II
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Lexington City Council, At-Large
Former Officeholder
In office
2007 - 2015
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRollins College
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky Law
J.D.University of Kentucky Law
Campaign website
Chuck Ellinger, II is a former at-large member of the Lexington, Kentucky City Council. He served on the council from 2007 to 2015.[1]

In 2014, Ellinger was a candidate for District 3 of the Lexington City Council. He lost to J. "Jake" Gibbs.


Ellinger earned his B.S. from Rollins College, his M.P.A. from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky.[1]


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Ellinger highlighted the following issues:[2]

  • "Basic services to all the citizens of the 3rd District, including exceptional police and fire departments, improved storm water and sanitary sewers, streets and roads."
  • "Fiscally responsible spending of your tax dollars."
  • "Strong working relationships among the City Government, the Business Community and the University of Kentucky; focusing on economic growth opportunities and jobs for all our citizens."
  • "City Government is open and accountable to all citizens."
  • "Strong neighborhood involvement and encourage public input."
  • "Traffic problems addressed with efficient, effective solutions."
  • "Responsible growth and preservation of green space."
  • "City Government works cooperatively with the School Board & Public School Administrators to help provide quality education."
  • "Continued efforts to strengthen the vitality of downtown Lexington through the support of public/private partnerships."
  • "Increased focus on tourism to enhance Lexington-Fayette County as a premiere tourist destination."



See also Lexington, Kentucky city council elections, 2014

The city of Lexington, Kentucky held elections for city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. At-Large incumbent Chuck Ellinger, II and J. "Jake" Gibbs defeated Rock Daniels in the District 3 primary. Gibbs defeated Ellinger in the general election.[3] District 3 incumbent Diane Lawless did not run for re-election.[4][5]

Lexington City Council District 3 General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJ. "Jake" Gibbs 66.9% 2,499
Chuck Ellinger, II 33.1% 1,238
Total Votes 3,737
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results
Lexington City Council District District 3 Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngChuck Ellinger, II Incumbent 26.8% 564
Green check mark transparent.pngJ. "Jake" Gibbs 54.6% 1,149
Rock Daniels 18.6% 392
Total Votes 2,105
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results

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