LEXINGTON – Despite the outcome of the Kentucky U.S. Senate race, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is committed to pursuing change for Kentucky that he has promoted throughout his campaign.
The first openly gay statewide candidate in Kentucky - Gray affirmed his commitment to continue fighting for all Kentuckians.
Gray highlighted his experience traveling across the state, and with the many folks he met along the way. The people of Kentucky care deeply about each other, and they want to prepare our state for the future."I am grateful to the thousands of Kentuckians who welcomed me and offered me nothing but hospitality and respect." said Gray. "I met some unforgettable people on the campaign trail. Like the college student who approached me in a coffee shop and just hugged me and said, 'Thank you for running. I’m gay, too.'
After congratulating Sen. Paul on his re-election and pledging to continue working with people from all parties, Mayor Gray pledged to continue the work started in this campaign.
“Making sure everyone has a fair shot is what we’ve been fighting for in this campaign,” said Gray. “And let’s be clear: Elections end, but our work – our mission – goes on.”
Gray will continue serving Kentuckians in his role as mayor of Lexington. He understands that cities and the state are interdependent and that what is good for the city is good for the state. He looks forward to using his experience to continue improving opportunities for the people of Kentucky.
“My friends, even though we would have preferred a different outcome in this race, we have earned the right to celebrate the good works we’ve done in this campaign,” said Gray. “And to look ahead, with confidence at what comes next.”