Jim Gray (Kentucky)
|Mayor of Lexington|
|2011 - Present|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Vanderbilt University (1996)|
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.
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. 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."
Elections for mayor of Lexington, Kentucky will be held on November 4, 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014. In the primary, Danny Mayer lost to Anthany Beatty, Sr. and incumbent Jim Gray. Beatty and Gray will face each other in the general election.
In the 2010 general election for mayor, Gray defeated incumbent Jim Newberry and Will McGinnis.
|Mayor of Lexington, 2011|
|Jim Newberry Incumbent||46.7%||37,560|
|Source: Fayette County Clerk - Official 2010 Election Results|
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- Lexington, Kentucky
- Lexington, Kentucky mayoral election, 2014
- United States municipal elections, 2014
- City of Lexington, "Mayor Jim Gray," accessed May 21, 2014
- Kentucky Kernel, "Lexington Mayor Jim Gray suspends Rupp Arena renovation project," September 4, 2014
- Blue Grass Politics, "Beshear proposes $3.5 million in bonds for Lexington to begin Rupp project," January 17, 2012
- Fayette County Clerk, "Fayette County Primary Candidates In Ballot Position Order," accessed May 19, 2014
- City of Lexington, "Unofficial primary election results," accessed May 20, 2014
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