Jim Gray (Kentucky)

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Jim Gray
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Mayor of Lexington
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 3
PartyNonpartisan
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University (1996)
Personal
ProfessionConstruction
Websites
Office website
Jim Gray is the current Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky. He was first elected in 2010.[1]

Biography

Gray earned his B.S. from Vanderbilt University in 1996 and served as a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University. His professional experience includes working as CEO of Gray Construction.[1]

Issues

Urban development

Downtown revitalization was a focal point for Gray during his first term. This included plans for a 46 acre downtown arts and entertainment district and a now suspended effort to revitalize the city's major entertainment and sports complex, Rupp Arena.[2] Gray argued that downtown revitalization will help stimulate the city's economy. In regards to the renovation up Rupp Arena, for example, he stated, "This project goes far beyond our city limits [...] we can take the next step forward to elevate our brand, and grow jobs and economic opportunity."[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Lexington, Kentucky municipal elections, 2014

The city of Lexington, Kentucky held mayoral elections on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. In the primary, incumbent Jim Gray and Anthany Beatty, Sr. advanced past Danny Mayer. Gray defeated Beatty in the general election.[4][5][6]

Lexington Mayoral General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gray Incumbent 65.2% 57,897
Anthany Beatty, Sr. 34.8% 30,854
Total Votes 88,751
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results
Lexington Mayoral Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gray Incumbent 56.6% 25,439
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthany Beatty, Sr. 37.9% 17,033
Danny Mayer 5.5% 2,459
Total Votes 44,931
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results

2010

In the 2010 general election for mayor, Gray defeated incumbent Jim Newberry and Will McGinnis.

Mayor of Lexington, 2011
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Gray 53.3% 42,856
Jim Newberry Incumbent 46.7% 37,560
Will McGinnis 0% 19
Total Votes 80,435
Source: Fayette County Clerk - Official 2010 Election Results

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Preceded by
Jim Newberry
Mayor of Lexington
2011–Present
Succeeded by
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