Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is taking on Sen. Rand Paul this November in hopes of ending a decade-and-a-half of Repulican control over this seat. Gray was elected to the Lexington City Council at-large in 2006. He's a successful businessman and the former chair, president, and CEO of Gray Companies, one of the largest design-build construction companies in the country.
In 2010 Gray was elected Lexington's first openly gay mayor and then reelected in 2014. During his tenure the city approved domestic partner benefits for city employees and their families. In this election, Gray has slammed Senator Paul for his silence on Trump's racist rhetoric and has called to end discriminatory voter suppression laws.