LEXINGTON, KY. SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – Former Governor Steve Beshear has endorsed Denise Gray,
Democratic candidate for State Senate in Kentucky’s 28th district, to represent Clark County, Montgomery County,
and part of Fayette County.
“Denise is going to Frankfort to represent everybody, Republicans and Democrats alike because it’s time that we
bring people together as opposed to pushing them apart. I want you to get out and vote for Denise on November 6
because she stands with and for all of us,” said Beshear, a Clark County resident. “This is one of the most important
elections in my lifetime, and I think in your lifetime, because it signals an opportunity for real change. We need to
get people back in Frankfort that stand up for us, instead of their own special interests.”
Gray, a lifelong resident and graduate of Bryan Station High School, chose to run for office in order to bring
meaningful and long-lasting change to Frankfort. She is a law school graduate turned special needs educator with
Fayette County Public Schools who vows to engage in public policies that positively impact her students, her co-
workers, and her community.
“There are so many issues on the ballot this election,” Gray said. “I want to be a voice for people who have felt
marginalized and believe legislators in Frankfort aren’t fighting for them. I will fight for public education, pensions,
educators, state employees, quality healthcare for all, and for women’s rights. We need someone who really knows
what it’s like and who works hard every day to live the American dream and I am that candidate.”
Gray is employed with Fayette County Public Schools. She works tirelessly with the Kentucky Education
Association (KEA) as a member of its Program and Budget Committee and was a KEA Fellow representing
support staff throughout the State of Kentucky. Gray is also a member of the Fayette County Education Support
Association’s Board of Directors and has been featured as part of the National Education Association’s See
Educators Run Program.