The Issues that Matter to Us

During my campaign, I will strive to address the issues that matter to the 6th District Community. 

Housing Affordability: I believe we must evaluate current and future housing costs.

I believe it is imperative that we evaluate current and future housing costs. It is a fact that the population has increased over the last several decades. Unfortunately, with the population growth, many Lexingtonians cannot afford to purchase or rent homes. Lexington is becoming too expensive, even for lifelong residents of our fair city.

Safe & Equitable Access to Transportation: Traffic increase, safety, and accessibility for the disabled are just the beginning of our conversation.

Many residents of the 6th District have expressed deep concern about the lack of sidewalks and traffic on Liberty Road and the general neglect of the roadways in several 6th District neighborhoods. We must also ensure our walkways and parking areas are accessible to our fellow Lexingtonians with disabilities.

Civic Engagement & Staying Informed: You have questions, and I will be here to answer them.

Your elected officials answer to you, the citizens of our district, and Lexington. I believe your city council members should be reachable to answer your questions. I plan to stay connected to you by using new technology that allows you to use the internet to submit questions where I can record a video answering those questions. I also plan to host periodic zoom townhalls and events to allow you to be seen and heard.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: As we grow, the door should be open to making everyone feel welcome

As we all know, Lexington is growing. With this growth, it is necessary to ensure people of different racial identities, religions, sexual orientations, and cultures feel welcome. Therefore, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government should prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion. (LFUCG)

Community Safety: Our security is an investment.

I believe it is necessary we feel safe from harm or theft in our neighborhoods. Many residents of the 6th District have expressed anxiety regarding the increase of tent communities, drug activities, and thefts in our neighborhoods and businesses in our district. 

I believe to improve; we must work together with organizations, the Lexington Police Department, and other agencies within LFUCG.

Our Youth: I believe our next generation of leaders deserves every opportunity to be successful, no matter their zip code.

Youth previously had opportunities to learn essential life skills, such as employment education, budgeting, and other social activities currently lacking in our community. 

I would like to see more programs offered similar to those MicroCity Government and Park and Recreations once offered. I would also like our parks to be more accessible. We need to keep our children engaged in positive and safe activities.

Economic Development

Lexington will continue to face budget pressure once federal covid money has been exhausted. We will need to consider if and how our regional economic outlook fundamentals have changed. However, one key principle we must remember: by making Lexington an attractive place to raise a family, we’re making Lexington an attractive place for businesses to spring up and prosper. We do not want to waste our time on corporate giveaways that don’t actually work in recruiting businesses.

Do you have an issue you think the City Council needs to consider? 

I encourage you, as my constituent and neighbor, to submit your concerns and questions to me at


How to Support

Denise Gray is not only a proven Lexington leader but serves all of Kentucky. She has shown herself as a woman who will speak up even when it’s hard. As a member of the LFUCG City Council, she will be the leader the 6th District, Lexington, and Kentucky needs. 

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