Lexington Council District 9 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Lexington Council District 9

Four candidates are running for the District 9 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council seat, held currently by Jennifer Mossotti who is net seeking re-election. The top two voter getters in the nonpartisan race will run against each other in November. 

Willy Fogle, Colby Khoshreza and Jacob Glancy completed the KFTC candidate survey. Whitney Elliot Baxter also is on the ballot.

Additional information about the race and the Urban County Council can be found at: https://lex.vote.

Willy Fogle

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.WillyFogle.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

What do you think are some of the most pressing issues facing Lexington in 2020? What is your vision for Lexington, and how will the lives of Lexingtonians be improved as a result of your time in office?

Lexington's revenues are forecast to increase at a rate lower than future expenses. So it will be crucial to effectively and efficiently manage how taxpayer dollars are spent. There will most likely have to be cuts small and large and it will be necessary to find new revenue streams to make the City's balanced budget work. The budget must be balanced by law. I know the budget inside and out with my 19 years of reviewing the City budget in every aspect as a former Lexington Councilmember, former aide to the Mayor, and as a Council Aide. My experience is invaluable and will ensure that I hit the ground running on day one. I will not require the extensive learning curve that inexperienced candidates have on how the City budget works. It is an intricate process involving hundreds of millions of dollars. With strong commonsense leadership in place, I envision a thriving Lexington where people want to live, work and play--and other cities want to emulate. Where ALL people have the equal opportunity to prosper and want to call our community "home." We need to preserve what makes us special and expand our reach in hi-tech and Agricultural businesses that provide good paying jobs.

Jacob Glancy

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://Www.glancyfor9th.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

What do you think are some of the most pressing issues facing Lexington in 2020? What is your vision for Lexington, and how will the lives of Lexingtonians be improved as a result of your time in office?

Growth and infrastructure. We need to come up with and maintain a plan to responsibly grow Lexington without losing the beauty and charm of the area.

Colby Khoshreza

Political party: Nonpartisan

Campaign website: http://www.colbykforcouncil.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Campaign Twitter: Twitter

Question 1:

What do you think are some of the most pressing issues facing Lexington in 2020? What is your vision for Lexington, and how will the lives of Lexingtonians be improved as a result of your time in office?

There are many important issues facing Lexington. At the top of the list is the safety of our citizens. The number one job of local government should be to keep its citizens safe. This requires that we continue to adequately fund police and fire services as well as ensure that we have an appropriate number of first responders to address the needs of our citizens throughout the county . Preservation and growth are also ongoing issues of significance. As Lexington grows, we must be strategic about using the existing space inside the urban boundary so as to protect our farmland. At the same time, it is important that we identify and protect dedicated green space in our local neighborhoods. I will be a councilmember who advocates for effective policy for our entire city while remaining a strong champion for the residents in my district.