Gray, Beatty advance in Lexington mayor's race

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Associated Press

Posted on May 20, 2014 at 8:10 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Incumbent Jim Gray and former police chief Anthany Beatty have advanced to the general election in Lexington's mayoral race.

They were the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's nonpartisan primary election, ahead of Danny Mayer, a Bluegrass Community and Technical College professor.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1ncZX2a ) called the results historic, setting up a contest between Gray, the city's first openly gay mayor, and Beatty, the city's first black police chief and the first black candidate to run for mayor in a general election since 1971.

Beatty is an administrator at the University of Kentucky.

Gray is former CEO of Gray Construction and was vice mayor before defeating then-Mayor Jim Newberry in 2010.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

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