UPDATE: Ronnie Bastin has conceded to former Vice Mayor Linda Gorton.
Bastin addressed a group of supporters at Tuesday night’s election watch party. He says, though he did not win the race, he is proud of the campaign he and his supporters ran.
Bastin thanked Lexington for allowing him the chance to run, saying it was the “honor of a lifetime.”
He says he will do anything he can to support Gorton in her new role as Lexington’s mayor.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Current Mayor Jim Gray’s seat is up for grabs this election.
In the running, Ronnie Bastin, who is Lexington’s former police chief. He says his experience serving the city through the police force, will help him as mayor. His top priorities are keeping guns out of schools, fighting the opioid crisis, and making lexington safer as a whole.
Bastin hopes he will be able to step into the mayoral seat and use his experience as a way to help beat some of what he says are lexington’s biggest problems.
Bastin will be at the fraternal order of police headquarters for his election watch party Tuesday night.