JANUARY 26, 2016
GRAY SAYS HE WANTS TO CHANGE ‘GRIDLOCK’ IN WASHINGTON
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Tuesday that he is running for the United States Senate.
“Washington is in gridlock, I want to change that,” he said.
Gray is seeking the seat currently held by Rand Paul, R-Bowling Green. Paul is also running for the Republican nomination for President.
“As your Senator I won’t just talk, I’ll listen. I’ll offer common sense solutions. And I’ll work to restore the American dream for every family in Kentucky,” Gray said.
Gray, raised in Glasgow Kentucky, a tight-knit community in Barren County, has experience in both business and public service. His family built an international construction company from scratch and created thousands of jobs in Kentucky. As Mayor, he made tough business decisions that put Lexington on a path for a brighter future.
Lexington is an economic engine for the state. Today the city’s unemployment is less than half of what it was when Gray took office. Lexington created a third of the new businesses in Kentucky since the low point of the Great Recession. And more importantly, since that time, Lexington workers are earning 13.5% more on average.
Gray stated Lexington is healthier than ever and gets results because, unlike Washington, elected leaders work across party lines to get things done. “In Lexington, we turned a deficit into a surplus, saved taxpayers millions of dollars, and created jobs faster than the state average.”
As a result, Gray says, the city has been able to make investments in the future, investments that make a difference in the lives of families who will live and work in Lexington for decades. “To restore the American dream, those are the kinds of results our country needs,” he said.
Gray is ready to take his experience to Washington to deliver results for Kentucky. “My dad taught me that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. I’ll listen… let’s do this together,” he concluded.
In Washington, Senator Paul has put his own ambition ahead of Kentuckians and is behind policies that would hurt Kentucky families. He voted for a plan that would double healthcare costs for our seniors and supports privatizing Social Security. He supported massive cuts of over $160 billion to our military, and Senator Paul signed a pledge to protect tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.
For more information on the campaign visit – http://GrayForKentucky.com
From GrayforKentucky.com Communications