Women for Gray Event Demonstrates Gray’s Momentum
300 supporters gathered to share why they’re voting for Gray
Lexington, Ky. – With two weeks to go until the Democratic primary, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s campaign made clear Monday night that he has momentum and the best chance to defeat Andy Barr this November.
More than 300 supporters gathered at the Historic Courthouse for a Women for Gray event Monday night, and several female supporters shared with the audience why they are supporting Jim Gray for Congress.
Highlights of some of the speakers’ remarks:
"You have been a true ally to Democratic women. And much more than an ally, you have been an advocate for women and everyone who in our society has been marginalized. And especially now, with the current administration, we need a fighter and an advocate like our dear friend, Jim Gray." – Jennifer Moore, founder of Emerge Kentucky
“As a small-town boy he understands the hard living of rural Kentucky, and he hasn’t forgotten his roots. As a successful business owner, he has proven that he can create jobs and manage people while providing opportunities for the employees that he values.” – Pastor Marsha Moors-Charles, Bluegrass United Church of Christ.
“It’s a tough time for our country. It’s a tough time for our state with all that’s going on in Frankfort. But here’s what you can do right here right now in your hometown, on your street, in your neighborhood talking to your neighbors: That is to work hard these next two weeks to be sure that we send this man to Congress.” – former Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen
“He will represent us not only with outstanding leadership in Washington but by sending him there we will play our part in turning around this nation and turning the control of the US House of Representatives back to democratic hands.” – Luallen
“Mayor Gray understands the need that’s happening in our community, and he understands that he can help us. Mayor Gray surrounded himself with addiction professionals, recovering addicts and he educated himself. Now he’s heading to Congress where he can make a huge difference and be our voice. We can’t do it alone. We need our leaders.” – Tanya Meeks, who lost her son to an overdose.
Mayor Gray said he is honored to have the support of so many women, and he will continue to be a friend and ally to anyone who has been marginalized by backwards Washington policies and rhetoric.