Politics & Government

Lexington mayor has more than $190,000 in hand for re-election campaign

Mayor Jim Gray, left, former Lexington police Chief Anthany Beatty, top right, and former Vice Mayor Mike Scanlon
Mayor Jim Gray, left, former Lexington police Chief Anthany Beatty, top right, and former Vice Mayor Mike Scanlon

Mayor Jim Gray has raised more than $250,000 for his re-election campaign even though no challenger has announced a bid against the one-term mayor.

According to campaign finance reports filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance on Monday, Gray raised about $75,000 in September alone, $85,970 from July through September.

To date, Gray has $192,925 cash on hand. He has collected $252,530 so far for a possible May primary in 2014.

Anthany Beatty, a former Lexington police chief, and Mike Scanlon, a local businessman and former vice mayor, have said they are considering a possible run against Gray. But they have not officially announced.

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