Mayor Newberry nominates 2 for airport board

2 members' terms expire July 15

jhewlett@herald-leader.comJuly 7, 2010 

Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry is nominating two people to the Blue Grass Airport Board, Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for the mayor, said Tuesday.

The two nominees are Doris Benson, who works in commercial real estate with Langley Properties, and Larry Deener, a lawyer with Landrum & Shouse law firm. The mayor has selected the two to replace Bernard Lovely and John Davis, whose terms expire July 15.

Lovely, a member of the airport board since 1999, is a former chairman of the board. Davis has been on the airport board since 2006.

Benson has been president of Langley Properties for 20 of the 30 years she has worked for the company.

Deener, who has practiced law in Lexington since 1980, is a glider and single-engine plane pilot and a former member of the Aviation Museum of Kentucky board. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force.

Both Benson and Deener contributed to Newberry’s campaign for reelection in the May primary. Benson contributed $500 on May 14; Deener contributed $250 on Sept. 8 and another $250 on Feb. 26, according to the Web site of the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance.

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