Denise was born, raised, and continues to live in the 6th District.

She graduated from Bryan Station High School in 1997, and went on to the University of Louisville where she received a B.A. in Communications and was a member of the National Championship Cheerleading Squad. After undergraduate school, she graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Denise is committed to public service and has dedicated her life to serving her community.

Seeking to further her impact on her community, she shifted her career to education. She started working with Fayette County Public Schools, helping students of Booker T. Washington Intermediate Academy, Harrison Elementary, Crawford Middle, and Bryan Station High Schools. As a testament to Denise’s dedication to public service, and her commitment to her community, she has held several digital town hall nonpartisan conversations to address the “Hard Issues.” Her “Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Race” town hall, which addressed policing, and other issues, was covered by the media around the Commonwealth. “Kentucky Conversations with Denise Gray” focused on the lives of our fellow Kentuckians.

She has been active with numerous civic groups. 

This includes The Women’s Network and she previously worked with the Kentucky Education Association as a member of its Program & Budget Committee, and she was a KEA Fellow. She has also been featured as part of the National Educatoin Association’s See Educators Run Program. Denise is family-oriented and strongly supported by her family and friends.

Mail: To contribute by mail, please send a personal check made payable to “Denise Gray Campaign Fund” to:

Denise Gray Campaign Fund
PO Box 54893
Lexington, KY 40555

Please include your full name, address, email address, occupation, and employer in the envelope.



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