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Fairness PAC Endorses in Louisville & Lexington Primary Election Races
 
KY Primary Election is Tuesday, May 20

C-FAIR, the Political Action Committee of the Fairness Campaign, endorses candidates in fifteen Kentucky Primary Election races, which voters will decide on Tuesday, May 20. Polls are open 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and voters can find their polling locations by visiting www.tinyurl.com/KYVote.

To volunteer with C-FAIR in "Get Out The Vote" efforts, yard sign distribution, and/or phone banking for the Primary Elections, please e-mail CFAIRTeam@gmail.com or call (502) 893-0613.
 
 
Jefferson County Attorney
 
 
Jefferson County District Court  
 
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council At-Large
 
Louisville Metro Council District 1—Councilwoman Attica Scott once again receives the C-FAIR endorsement for Metro Council. With her vigorous work for economic and social justice, Attica has been a constant supporter of Fairness. She works tirelessly for District 1 and is not afraid to speak up and speak out for her constituents. C-FAIR knows Attica’s energy and dedication and we are proud to support her again.

Louisville Metro Council District 3—Councilwoman Mary Woolridge has voted for Louisville's Fairness ordinance and spoken up every time the issue has come to a vote. She is a strong ally to the LGBT community and C-FAIR stands by her again for her re-election to the Metro Council.

Louisville Metro Council District 5—Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton was born into a family of civil rights activists. Starting as a young adult, she has been on the front lines of civil rights in Louisville and Kentucky. Since the earliest days of Fairness being introduced in Louisville, Cheri has stood with us to vote for and pass LGBT discrimination protections, which is why voters should return her to the Metro Council to continue her important work.

Louisville Metro Council District 9—J.P. Davis brings new, fresh ideas to help alleviate the concerns of residents in the district and to build a stronger, more fair and fully-representative community on the Metro Council. His connections throughout Louisville, both in the public and private sectors, give him a unique perspective on how to build consensus and get projects done. For these and many more reasons, we're with J.P.

Louisville Metro Council District 15—Khalilah Collins has worked and volunteered for many social justice organizations in Louisville, which has gained her many supporters and friends in the LGBT community. In her race for Metro Council, Khalilah has a particular passion for connecting with the disenfranchised and will carry their voices to Louisville Metro government.

Jefferson County Attorney—Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell once again receives the C-FAIR endorsement, which he also did in 2010. Mike has been a long-time supporter of Fairness in Louisville, demonstrated by his testimony for LGBT civil rights before the Metro Council in 2004 as the Fairness Ordinance was being reconsidered. He is a passionate leader and advocate for social justice.

Family Court Division 1—Bill Tingley's wealth of experience in the realm of family law is unparalleled in this race. Having helped structure Family Court, few know better the inner workings of it. Bill has displayed a fierce passion for all types of families, and has the foresight to understand that much of LGBT family law will be forged in the next several years. As judge, Bill will ensure all families are treated fairly.

Family Court Division 5—Tara Hagerty receives the endorsement of C-FAIR for her wealth of experience in all aspects of family law: as a child abuse prosecutor, attorney for the Cabinet for Health & Family Services, counsel in the Family Dependency Docket, and a private practitioner. In 2013, Tara was selected as the Family Law Practitioner of the Year by the Louisville Bar Association and she understands the breadth of 21st Century families as those based on care, trust, and love.

Family Court Division 6—Bryan Gatewood is a recognized supporter of Fairness, who helped draft the original Fairness ordinance and who has served on the Fairness Campaign Coordinating Committee. With seventeen years of legal experience in Family Court, during which he has advocated for the recognition of the rights of LGBT people, Bryan receives the C-FAIR nod.

Family Court Division 7—Denise Brown is the former Executive Director of the Louisville-Jefferson County Human Relations Commission, work which gave her professional experience with the Louisville Civil Rights Ordinance. C-FAIR has been instrumental in increasing the diversity of the Jefferson District and Circuit Courts over the past several years, as we believe the courts for Louisville should reflect the diversity of Louisville. Currently, the Jefferson Family Court does not share that diversity; Denise’s election to Family Court would be another positive step towards full inclusion in Jefferson County's courts.

Family Court Division 8—Danny Kang is an experienced family law litigator with an acute sense of the effects socio-economic inequality has in our community. Danny's passion for public service, justice, and fair treatment of all would benefit the court immensely and, as Kentucky's first Asian American elected official, he would add much-needed diversity to Family Court, which, again, does not currently reflect the full community it serves.

District Court Division 1—Nichole Taylor Compton's dedication to juvenile justice and advocacy on behalf of those with mental disabilities earns her the C-FAIR nod. Her sensitivity to vulnerable populations and passion for a swift path to justice should serve the community well. 

District Court Division 12—Judge Eric Haner is a life-long Louisville resident and longtime supporter of Fairness and other legal charitable movements, such as CASA and Legal Aid. With nineteen years of trial experience, Judge Haner was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to fill the vacancy in District Court Division 12. C-FAIR concurs with Governor Beshear, that Judge Haner is the most qualified to serve that seat on the bench.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council At-Large—Councilman Steve Kay has helped lead the charge for Lexington to adopt Domestic Partner health benefits for LGBT government employees and is a strong supporter of Fairness and equity for all Lexington residents. He and two others receive strong C-FAIR support for the three available At-Large Council seats. 
 
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council At-Large—Richard Moloney, a former Council member, was one of the original votes for the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Fairness Ordinance when it passed in 1999. He has a particular sensitivity to underprivileged and underserved communities and a demonstrated commitment to helping lift the voices of all people.
 
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council At-Large—Councilman Kevin Stinnett is a supporter of LGBT civil rights who has been an outspoken advocate for private businesses to adopt their own Domestic Partner benefits for LGBT workers. Serving as Vice Chair of both the Budget and Finance Committee and the Economic Development Committee, he has a keen sense of the inner workings of local government and how to fund civic improvement.
 
Candidate questionnaires were mailed to each individual who filed in races considered for C-FAIR endorsement; those who returned questionnaires in a timely manner with favorable answers were granted an interview with a team of local C-FAIR volunteers, who then made an endorsement recommendation to the board of directors, which made final endorsement decisions.
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