Lundergan Grimes announces she won’t run for mayor of Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes put the rumor mill to rest Friday by announcing she won’t run for mayor of Lexington.
“Over the last weeks, many have asked me to consider running for Mayor of Lexington, my home, a city I adore. It would be a great honor to lead the city and I am flattered and humbled by the support, but my next race will not be for Mayor. I am proud of the record of accomplishment we have built over the last six years – helping 200,000 Kentucky businesses open, crafting historic laws that are making a difference for our military, first responders and Kentuckians with disabilities, and launching initiatives like online voter registration. My resolve to continue working for Kentuckians and our Commonwealth is stronger than ever, and I know our work is not yet finished,” Lundergan Grimes said in a prepared statement.
Lundergan Grimes did not say what office she plans to run for in the future.
Current Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is not running for re-election. He is seeking the Democratic nomination for the 6th Congressional District race. He will face off in the May Primary against State Senator Reggie Thomas, former Marine Corps fighter pilot Amy McGrath and perennial candidate Geoff Young. The winner will face Republican incumbent Andy Barr in November.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Councilmember Kevin Stinnett and former Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton have announced they are running for mayor.