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