Former vice mayor to run for mayor of Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A former vice mayor of Lexington is now eyeing the mayor’s office.

Linda Gorton announced Tuesday morning she is running to replace Mayor Jim Gray.

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Gray announced earlier this month he will challenge Representative Andy Barr in Kentucky’s 6th congressional district and would not seek a third term as mayor.

Gorton stepped down as vice mayor in 2014. She served 16 years on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.

The only other person to announce he is running to succeed Gray is Councilman-at-Large Kevin Stinnett.