Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry Plans Rematch With Former Mayor

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Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says he will run re-election in 2010 creating a rematch between him and former Mayor Teresa Isaac.

Appearing on a taping for WKYT's "Kentucky Newsmakers," Newberry said that Lexington needs steady leadership in challenging times.

"We've been making a lot of progress but we have a lot more to do to get Lexington on the right track. But we're getting there," Newberry told WKYT anchor Bill Bryant. "I want to just be clear. I have every intention of seeking a second term as mayor because we have a lot more to do."

Newberry had little reaction to former mayor Isaac's candidacy saying he expects voters will have several choices.

In 2006, Isaac ran for re-election but lost to Newberry who at the time was a political newcomer. Newberry garnered 62 percent of the vote compared to Isaac's 37 percent.

Isaac currently practices law and teaches as an adjunct professor.

"Kentucky Newsmakers" airs at 11 a.m. Saturday on WKYT and repeats at 10 a.m. Sunday on The CWKYT.