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Richard Moloney

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Richard Moloney
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Lexington City Council
In office
January 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 0
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
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Richard Moloney is an at-large member of the Lexington, Kentucky City Council.[1] He was elected to the council on November 4, 2014, and was sworn into office on January 4, 2015.[2]

Previously, Moloney was a 2013 Independent candidate for District 13 of the Kentucky State Senate.[3]



Pensions On December 6, 2013, Moloney announced that should he win the special election on December 10, he would not take office until January 1, 2014. This would place him in the new, reformed pension system rather than the old one.[4]



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. Two at-large seats were up for election. In the primary election, Steve Kay, Richard Moloney, Bill Cegelka and Kevin O. Stinnett advanced past Jerry C. Moody, Shannon Buzard, Jon Larson, Kenner "Pete" Dyer, Chris Logan, Don B. Pratt, Ray DeBolt, Jacob D. Slaughter and Connie Kell. The winners of the general election were Kay, Moloney and Stinnet.[5][6][7]

Lexington City Council At-Large General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kay Incumbent 20.4% 36,560
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin O. Stinnett Incumbent 19.4% 34,817
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Moloney 19% 34,101
Bill Cegelka 15% 26,954
Chris Logan 13.9% 24,927
Jon Larson 12.2% 21,955
Total Votes 179,314
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results
Lexington City Council At-Large Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Kay Incumbent 14.8% 16,052
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin O. Stinnett Incumbent 13.1% 14,174
Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Moloney 15.3% 16,644
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Cegelka 11.7% 12,650
Chris Logan 9.2% 10,035
Jon Larson 7.2% 7,791
Don B. Pratt 6.6% 7,205
Connie Kell 6.6% 7,158
Shannon Buzard 5% 5,470
Jerry C. Moody 3.2% 3,505
Ray DeBolt 2.7% 2,891
Kenner "Pete" Dyer 2.3% 2,507
Jacob D. Slaughter 2.3% 2,448
Total Votes 108,530
Source: Fayette County Clerk's Office - Official 2014 Election Results


See also: Kentucky state legislative special elections, 2013

Moloney ran in the 2013 election for Kentucky State Senate District 13. The seat was vacant following Kathy Stein's (D) resignation following her appointment as Fayette Family Court judge. Moloney was defeated by Reggie Thomas (D) in the special election, which took place on December 10, 2013.[8][3][9][10]

Kentucky State Senate, District 13, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngReggie Thomas 53.8% 4,040
     Independent Richard Moloney 34.9% 2,617
     Republican Michael E. Johnson 11.3% 851
Total Votes 7,508

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