Josh Mers

State House of Representatives, District 88

Josh will be the only openly LGBTQ member of the Kentucky State Legislature

Biography

Josh Mers has spent the last decade working on behalf of advancing fairness and equality in Central Kentucky and across the state. Josh currently serves as a Commissioner of Human Rights for the City of Lexington, has been the Chair of Lexington Fairness for the last three years, and a member of Kentucky’s statewide Fairness Coalition steering committee.

He has also spent countless hours volunteering with the Lexington Humane Society, the Democratic Party of Fayette County and Kentucky, Aids Volunteers of Lexington, Community Action Council, Compassionate Lexington, and Catholic Action Center.

Josh resides in Lexington with his husband, where they are actively involved in Kentucky’s foster care system opening their home to at risk youth.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Josh will be the only openly LGBTQ member of the Kentucky State Legislature

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