Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2022-05-17 06:31:43 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) —Tuesday primaries include the election of the mayor of Lexington.
4 candidates As you can see on the ballot, only two people are going to the general election.
Mayor of Lexington, Linda Gorton, is running for reelection in hopes of continuing the progress she has already made.
“I think I’m the most proven leader of the mayoral candidates, so I’m ready to do it again,” Gorton said.
Her challengers include current councilor David Kloiber, minister and veteran Adrian Wallace, and William Weyman.
Candidates talked to LEX18 about the problems the city is facing, and public safety and affordable housing were of utmost concern.
“There are many problems in our city that have grown over the years, and I continue to see them underestimated.”
Kloiber wants to tackle budget, violence and housing costs.
“When I imagine the future of Lexington, it’s a bright future for my kids. It’s a place where they don’t have to feel the danger to roam downtown, and Town Branch Park can be established. When it comes to, they can play with new equipment at a football field in the area of the town that attracts people. Let’s get them together to see what our city is, “Kloiber said. I am.
Mayor Gorton states that violent crimes have decreased by 4% between 2020 and 2021. She wants to continue working on crime and her efforts to expand affordable housing.
“From 2014 to the present, the city has invested about $ 24 million in affordable homes, which leverages about $ 350 million from other funding partners, which is enormous. About 3,000. We have built an affordable housing unit. “
Candidate Adrian Wallace is a minister from Lexington and a veteran of the military.
“We must ensure that downtown leadership is understood not only in diplomacy, but in the army with a victorious heart and mind. Therefore, yes, we face crime. We need to work from, “Wallace said.
Wallace and Kloiber want to conduct a national service, Group Violence Intervention, to combat crime in the city.
“I’m a bridge builder. I worked with the NAACP and with the Black Lives Matter group, but when I ran for Deputy Mayor in 2018, I was endorsed by this idiot,” Wallace said.