LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Friday that he would endorse mayoral candidate Linda Gorton to replace him.
Gray told reporters that “No one works harder” than Gorton.
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Ronnie Bastin, Gorton’s challenger, is the former chief of police who worked alongside Gray for years. In a statement released on his website, he called Gorton a “career politician who is beholden to the political insiders at city hall.”
Gorton also worked alongside Gray as a councilmember.
The election is in two weeks.
Thus far, Bastin has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police. Both Gorton and Bastin received recommendations from the Committee for Fairness and Individual Rights, and the KY 120 Strong organization, among others.