Lexington, Ky., voters elect 1st openly gay mayor
Tuesday, November 2, 2010; 9:08 PM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Voters in Lexington, Kentucky's second-largest city, have elected the city's first openly gay mayor.
The 57-year-old Gray is an executive with his family's construction company. He has been the city's vice mayor. Gray and Newberry, a 54-year-old lawyer, both grew up in Barren County.
Gray told supporters he wanted to represent every citizen of Lexington-Fayette County, which merged governments in 1974 and is the heart of Kentucky's horse country and home to the University of Kentucky.
He says: "I am here for my mother's generation, I am here for my generation and for your generation, and we are here for the next generation."