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June 11, Linda Gorton, Mayor, Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government

Posted on Jun 8, 2020

LEXINGTON, KY – The Rotary Club of Lexington held its weekly meeting Thursday, June 11th, at 12:15 pm,  virtually via Zoom. To view the meeting please go to our YouTube link.

The program’s guest speaker was Linda Gorton, Mayor, Lexington -Fayette County Government.

Linda Gorton, the longest-serving member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, is serving her first term as Lexington’s mayor. She was elected in a landslide on November 6, 2018, winning sixty-three percent of the vote.

A native of Ohio, Mayor Gorton has lived in Lexington most of her adult life. In addition to her sixteen years on the Council, including four years as vice mayor, Mayor Gorton has been a dedicated volunteer in our community.

In her first six months, Mayor Gorton has emphasized developing a comprehensive action plan to help those who suffer from opioid addition, a problem that is detrimental to our labor force, diverts funding from much needed initiatives, and has stolen the future from many talented Lexingtonians.

Another early and ongoing priority is economic development…jobs, jobs, jobs. Mayor Gorton is focused on making Lexington a technological hub, including high-tech agriculture.

Mayor Gorton and her husband, Charlie, a retired major general in the U.S. Army, have two children and five grandchildren. She is a registered nurse and a graduate of the University of Kentucky.

For additional information, or to attend this meeting, please contact Peggy Trafton at trafton@rotarylexky.org. 

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