Starting Young

A friend who is a bit too young to vote wants to let everyone know he supports Steve, and you should too.
Young boy peeks from behind Steve Kay yard sign
A young Steve Kay fan.
If you need a Steve Kay yard sign, enter information here, or call The Kay for Council Yard Sign Wizard at 859.684.4925, or or contact Steve by email: steve "at" kayforcouncil "dot" com.

Kay for Council Yard Signs Flourish in Fall Weather

You know you want the latest lawn fashion! If you need one or more Steve Kay yard signs, regular, medium-large, or REALLY BIG, enter information here, or call The Kay for Council Yard Sign Wizard at 859.684.4925, or or contact Steve by email: steve "at" kayforcouncil "dot" com.

The Basuray-Das-Rosenbaum-Shapere House Party

The event began during a serious tornado watch, but civility and welcome reigned indoors at the October 7 house party.  The event featured remarkable community leaders, community engagement, and a wide-ranging conversation on community improvement. Plus beautiful food and drink! Kay for Council appreciates all the hosts and co-hosts who do the work of "living room democracy," recruiting tired and busy neighbors and friends, cooking, cleaning, and practicing hospitality.

Fall Colors: Get Yours!

Lexington-Fayette County sports midnight blue and autumn orange on lots of lawns. The Kay for Council campaign chose to wait until the traditional one month pre-election to put yard signs out. If you need one or more Steve Kay yard signs, regular, medium-large, or REALLY BIG, enter information here, contact Steve by email: steve "at" kayforcouncil "dot" com, or call The Kay for Council Yard Sign Wizard at 859.684.4925. Add fall fashion to your lawn, and let people know you support a guy has proven he likes to take leadership, solve problems, and work hard on hard issues.

Operation Turnout Candidate Forum

Before the forum
Warming up before the forum
Valeria Cummings Swope and Patrice Muhammad
Valeria Cummings Swope, left, and Patrice Muhammad prepare for the forum, for which they served as moderators
During the forum
Bill Cegelka, left, Steve, Jon Larson and Chris Logan during the forum
While the six candidates for council-at-large responded to questions about many topics at the Operation Turnout forum held at the Lyric Theater on September 30, the Lexington Herald-Leader concentrated its coverage on two of the main questions. Here's how Steve responded when asked to assess the state of public parks in Lexington-Fayette County:
Councilman Steve Kay said the department's park and community center assets are underutilized, and there is "not significant enough programming in any of them." "We need to get more people into the parks," he said, noting that people who "misuse" the parks will be more likely to stay away if the parks are used by everyone.
In response to being asked to name the person in Lexington-Fayette local government, past or present, whom each candidate most admired, Steve gave high marks to the person whose campaign for a district council seat first drew Steve into political work:
Kay named Jim Gardner, a former council member who went on to chair the school board. "That was the essence of public service," Kay said, adding that serving on the school board was "the most thankless public job that we have."
   

It’s Not Like This Very Often

Steve Kay stands in Lexington's historic Gratz Park
Steve stands in Lexington's historic Gratz Park. Photo by Geoff Maddock, Geoff Maddock Photography. Thank you!
Steve's days and nights are full, with Council in session and the campaign in its last weeks. See the next post for snaps from a few campaign events.   Steve posts frequently about his everyday activities on facebook, at Steve Kay for Council at Large, and tweets @stevekaylex.

Houses Open for Steve

Kind supporters of Kay for Council have hosted house parties in Lexington's beautiful late summer and early fall. Steve listens and talks, neighbors visit, ask questions and make suggestions. Democracy at the neighborhood level, Lexington-style. All photos by Richard Greissman, Double Take Photography. Kay for Council appreciates Richard's faithful efforts to document the 2014 campaign. Steve posts frequently about his everyday activities on facebook, at Steve Kay for Council at Large, and tweets @stevekaylex.

Primary Victory!

Kay for Council thanks friend and super-photographer Richard Greissman for documenting the Primary Victory party at Natasha's Bistro. Kay for Council and Jake Gibbs for Council shared the celebration.

Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council, At-Large, 2014

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