Gorton, Kloiber secure two spots to advance in Lexington’s mayoral race

Tuesday's ballot includes incumbent Linda Gorton, Adrian Wallace, David Kloiber and William Weyman

UPDATE – Incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton and David Kloiber have secured the two spots to advance to the General Election this November.

In unofficial election results Tuesday, Gorton easily secured a spot with 71% of the vote. Kloiber coming in with 14%, just inching out Adrian Wallace with 13%.

Kloiber spoke with reporters after the news, saying he planned to take a day off to rest and then get back to campaigning.

Tune into ABC36 News at 11 for election results and analysis from political analysts Dr. Stephen Voss and Tres Watson.

UPDATE (5/17/22) – It’s Primary Election Day in Kentucky and one of the key races in Lexington is the race for mayor. Tuesday’s ballot includes incumbent Linda Gorton, Adrian Wallace, David Kloiber and William Weyman.

ABC36 caught up with some of the candidates Tuesday.

Tune into ABC36 News at 11 for full election coverage and analysis from political analysts.

UPDATE POSTED 5:30 P.M. JAN. 25, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Four people ended up qualifying for mayor of Lexington and every Urban Council seat ended up contested, according to the Fayette County Clerk’s office online candidate list posted following Tuesday’s deadline.

In 2022, all of Lexington’s elected representatives will be on the ballot, including Mayor, District Council, and Council at Large.

  • Linda Gorton, Current Mayor.

  • Adrian Wallace, President & CEO of the Bishop and Chase Foundation.

  • David Kloiber, Current District 6 Council Member.

  • William Weyman, 2018 Mayoral Candidate.

Council At Large Race (3 seats)

    • Chuck Ellinger, current Council At Large Member.

    • Richard Moloney, current Council At Large Member.

    • Arnold Farr, Philosophy Professor at UK and former candidate for Council.

    • Bill Farmer Jr., Former District 5 Council Member.

    • Dan Wu, Chef and Entrepreneur.

    • James Brown, current District 1 Council Member.

    • Lillie Miller-Johnson, Elected Supervisor of the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation district.

    • Matthew Miniard, former candidate for Council At Large.

Vice Mayor Steve Kay is not running for re-election.

All 12 council seats are contested. Four of them will have new members as the incumbents are not running for another term. Click here for list 2022 fayette candidates.

UPDATE POSTED 8:30 A.M. JAN. 10, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/CivicLex) — The Legislature’s decision to move the qualifying deadline from Jan 7 to 4 p.m. Jan. 25, 2022 means candidates for Lexington’s council and mayoral primaries have a little more time to decide whether to jump into races.

The extension has more of an impact on legislative and possibly congressional races since those redistricting plans were only approved Saturday and still must be signed by the governor. Lexington’s redistricting plans were completed and approved by the Urban County Council in December, giving candidates more time to decide in advance of the original deadline.

But for now, the new deadline allows a little more time

In 2022, all of Lexington’s elected representatives will be on the ballot, including Mayor, District Council, and Council at Large.

  • Linda Gorton, Current Mayor.

  • Adrian Wallace, President & CEO of the Bishop and Chase Foundation.

  • David Kloiber, Current District 6 Council Member.

  • William Weyman, 2018 Mayoral Candidate.

Council At Large Race

  • Chuck Ellinger, current Council At Large Member.

  • Richard Moloney, current Council At Large Member.

  • Arnold Farr, Philosophy Professor at UK and former candidate for Council.

  • Bill Farmer, Former District 5 Council Member.

  • Dan Wu, Chef and Entrepreneur.

  • James Brown, current District 1 Council Member.

  • Lillie Miller-Johnson, Elected Supervisor of the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation district.

  • Matthew Miniard, former candidate for Council At Large.

District Council Races

  • District 1:

    • Darnell Tagaloa, Business Development Manager at iHeart Radio

    • Doyle Warren

    • Michael Wilson

    • Rashaan Berry, a Lexington Police Department Sergeant

    • Tayna Fogle, Organizer at Kentuckians for the Commonwealth

    • Terry Cunningham, a United Methodist Pastor

  • District 2:

    • Josh McCurn, Current District 2 CM

    • Shayla Lynch, Executive Director of the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center

  • District 3:

    • Hannah LeGris, Current District 3 CM.

    • Kate Savage, Director of ArtsConnect.

  • District 4:

    • Brack Marquette, former Director of Governmental Affairs at Columbia Gas

    • Brenda Monarrez, District 4 representative on the Redistrict Lexington Commission

  • District 5:

    • Liz Sheehan, Current District 5 CM

    • Ami Hillenmeyer, co-owner of ASH Airbnb LLC

    • Greg Ladd, Owner of the Cross Gate Art Gallery

  • District 6:

    • Charles Rowland, Executive Advisor at Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

    • Christopher Shafer.

    • Denise Gray, former candidate for State Senate.

  • District 7:

    • Preston Worley, Current District 7 CM

  • District 8:

    • Fred Brown, Current District 8 CM

    • Kenya Williams, an Account Executive at Ethicon, Inc.

    • Kathleen Kerns.

  • District 9:

    • Whitney Baxter, Current District 9 CM

    • James Lombardi, a former Lexington Police Department Lieutenant

  • District 10:

    • Catherine Zamarron, Community Engagement Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center

    • David Sevigny, Managing Partner at Tek Agency LLC and Chair of Commerce Lexington’s Business Owners Advisory Board

  • District 11:

    • Jennifer Reynolds, Current D11 CM

  • District 12:

    • Kathy Plomin, Current District 12 CM

    • Raymond Alexander, a Lexington Police Department Officer

UPDATE POSTED 8:40 A.M. DEC. 6, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/CivicLex) – In 2022, all of Lexington’s elected representatives will be on the ballot, including mayor, district council, and council at large.

Mayor

  • Incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton, with a campaign fund of $28,175.00.

  • Current District 6 Council Member David Kloiber has filed, with a campaign fund of $0.

  • Ramazani Asmani has filed to run for Mayor
  • William Weyman, who ran for mayor in 2018 has filed.

District Council Races

  • District 1 – Rashaan Berry, a Lexington Police Department Sergeant, has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Terry Cunningham, a United Methodist Pastor, has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Doyle Warren has filed to run for the open D1 Council seat.

  • District 2 – District 2 – Shayla Lynch, Executive Director of the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center has filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 3 – CM Hannah LeGris has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $308.01; Kate Savage, Director of ArtsConnect has also filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 5 – Current CM Liz Sheehan has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Ami Hillenmeyer, co-owner of ASH Airbnb LLC, has also filed with a campaign fund of $13,260.

  • District 6 – Denise Gray, an educator who recently ran for State Senate, has filed.
  • District 9 – CM Whitney Baxter has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 10 – David Sevigny, Managing Partner at Tek Agency LLC and Chair of Commerce Lexington’s Business Owners Advisory Board has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Catherine Zamarron, Community Engagement Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center has filed with a campaign fund of $0; James Lombardi, a former LPD Lieutenant, has filed to run for the open D10 Council seat.

  • District 11 – CM Jennifer Reynolds has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 12 – CM Kathy Plomin has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

Council At Large Races

Six candidates have filed to run At Large:

  • Lillie Miller-Johnson, Elected Supervisor of the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District, has filed with a campaign fund of $2,000 so far. She is 3rd on the ballot.

  • Adrian Wallace, President & CEO of the Bishop and Chase Foundation, with a campaign fund of $0
  • Dan Wu, Chef and Entrepeneur, with a campaign fund of $10,100.00.
  • James Brown, current District 1 Council Member, with a campaign fund of $0
  • Richard Moloney, current Council At Large Member, has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $0
  • Chuck Ellinger, current Council At Large Member, has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

UPDATE POSTED 8:30 A.M. NOV. 29, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/CivicLex) – In 2022, all of Lexington’s elected representatives will be on the ballot, including mayor, district council, and council at large.

Mayor

  • Incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton, with a campaign fund of $28,175.00.

  • Current District 6 Council Member David Kloiber has filed, with a campaign fund of $0.

  • Rasamani Azmani has filed to run for Mayor
  • William Weyman, who ran for mayor in 2018 has filed.

District Council Races

  • District 1 – Rashaan Berry, a Lexington Police Department Sergeant, has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Terry Cunningham, a United Methodist Pastor, has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Doyle Warren has filed to run for the open D1 Council seat.

  • District 2 – District 2 – Shayla Lynch, Executive Director of the Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center has filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 3 – CM Hannah LeGris has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $308.01; Kate Savage, Director of ArtsConnect has also filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 5 – Current CM Liz Sheehan has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Ami Hillenmeyer, co-owner of ASH Airbnb LLC, has also filed with a campaign fund of $13,260.

  • District 6 – Denise Gray, an educator who recently ran for State Senate, has filed.
  • District 9 – CM Whitney Baxter has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 10 – David Sevigny, Managing Partner at Tek Agency LLC and Chair of Commerce Lexington’s Business Owners Advisory Board has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Catherine Zamarron, Community Engagement Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center has filed with a campaign fund of $0; James Lombardi, a former LPD Lieutenant, has filed to run for the open D10 Council seat.

  • District 11 – CM Jennifer Reynolds has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 12 – CM Kathy Plomin has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

Council At Large Races

Six candidates have filed to run At Large:

  • Lillie Miller-Johnson, Elected Supervisor of the Fayette County Soil and Water Conservation District, has filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • Adrian Wallace, President & CEO of the Bishop and Chase Foundation, with a campaign fund of $0
  • Dan Wu, Chef and Entrepeneur, with a campaign fund of $10,100.00.
  • James Brown, current District 1 Council Member, with a campaign fund of $0
  • Richard Moloney, current Council At Large Member, has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $0
  • Chuck Ellinger, current Council At Large Member, has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED NOV. 8, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/CivicLex) – In 2022, all of Lexington’s elected representatives will be on the ballot, including Mayor, District Council, and Council at Large.

Less than a week into the qualifying, rumors abound about who is and isn’t running. But that’s not unusual at election time among political pundits.

The deadline to qualify is Jan. 7. Through the end of the day Friday, the following candidates have formally qualified for next year’s elections:

Mayor

  • Current Mayor Linda Gorton is the only candidate to have filed, with a campaign fund of $28,175.00.

District Council Races

  • District 1 – Rashaan Berry, a Lexington Police Department Sergeant, has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Terry Cunningham, a United Methodist Pastor, has filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 3 – CM Hannah LeGris has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $308.01; Kate Savage, Director of ArtsConnect has also filed with a campaign fund of $0.\

  • District 4 – Brenda Monarrez, the District 4 representative on the Redistricting Commission, has filed with a campaign fund of $0.
  • District 5 – Current CM Liz Sheehan has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Ami Hillenmeyer, co-owner of ASH Airbnb LLC, has also filed with a campaign fund of $13,260.

  • District 9 – CM Whitney Baxter has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 10 – David Sevigny, Managing Partner at Tek Agency LLC and Chair of Commerce Lexington’s Business Owners Advisory Board has filed with a campaign fund of $0; Catherine Zamarron, Community Engagement Coordinator at Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center has filed with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 11 – CM Jennifer Reynolds has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

  • District 12 – CM Kathy Plomin has filed to run for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

Council At Large Races

  • Four candidates have filed to run At Large (voters elect three at-large members):

    • Adrian Wallace, President & CEO of the Bishop and Chase Foundation, with a campaign fund of $0.

    • Dan Wu, Chef and Entrepeneur, with a campaign fund of $10,100.00.*

    • James Brown, current District 1 Council Member, with a campaign fund of $0.

    • Richard Moloney, current Council At Large Member, has filed for reelection with a campaign fund of $0.

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