The Lexington Herald-Leader Endorses Steve for Vice Mayor
On Sunday, October 14, the Lexington Herald-Leader gave Steve its wholehearted endorsement for a second term as vice mayor:
Voters will choose three at-large council members, with the top vote-getter becoming vice mayor. We wholeheartedly recommend returning Vice Mayor Steve Kay to his position and believe political newcomer Adrian Wallace has much to offer the city. Former at-large member Chuck Ellinger II is our third choice.
Kay, finishing his second term as an at-large member, has led efforts to improve life in Lexington. He served as chair of the commission on homelessness, which led to new city investment in fighting homelessness and providing affordable housing. He also helped form Bluegrass Farm to Table, which encourages community health and economic development. He recently set up a task force to look at the impact of infill redevelopment on neighborhoods in transition. His successful push for an increase in the city’s minimum wage was, unfortunately, overturned by the state Supreme Court.
He has nurtured a collegial working environment among council members and a fairly cooperative relationship with the mayor’s office. That’s something voters often take for granted — until experiencing a government at war with itself.
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