Florence City Council

You may vote for 6 candidates.

Curt Bessette

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

David Osborne

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Duane Froelicher

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.duanefroelicher.com/home

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Gary Winn

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

J. Kelly Huff

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

I do not know enough to say that I agree with that specific legislation but I will say this that I do believe that people should not be discriminated against based upon their sexual preference. They should have equal rights but they shouldn't have special rights either.

Jo Anne Henry-Bessette

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Julie Aubuchon

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://julieforflorence.net/

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

I believe our state laws currently guard against discrimination.

Lance Howard

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Linny Cloyd

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Mel Carroll

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

Did not respond.

Patricia Wingo

Political party: Nonpartisan

Question 1:

Currently people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ+) lack protection from discrimination in housing, employment, or public accommodation under state or federal law. Eight cities in Kentucky have passed their own expanded human rights ordinance, often referred to as a Fairness Ordinance, to extend protections to LGBTQ+ individuals. These cities include towns as small as Vicco (population 334), as large as Louisville (population 760,026), and as nearby as Covington (population 40,640). Do you support a Fairness Ordinance for Florence to protect LGBTQ+ individuals from discrimination?

I believe that discrimination in any form is unacceptable.  The City of Florence supports The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and we have a Florence resident serving as a Commissioner, Robert Asseo.   The Commission is the State’s enforcement authority of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act and discrimination complaints are pursued through this Commission.  I would need to be presented with the specifics of a Fairness Ordinance before I could comment on my support of an ordinance.  In making my decision I would need to consider the opinion of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.  Additionally, I would request input from the Kentucky League of Cities, the City of Florence legal counsel and members of City Council.