Councilman David Kloiber kicks off mayoral campaign

City Councilman David Kloiber is set to kick off his campaign Wednesday evening at LexArts on...
City Councilman David Kloiber is set to kick off his campaign Wednesday evening at LexArts on Mill Street.(City of Lexington)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 9:46 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The race for Lexington mayor may liven up as a challenger steps up to take on incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton.

City Councilman David Kloiber kicked off his campaign Wednesday evening at LexArts on Mill Street.

Kloiber runs a foundation focused on opportunities for children and is in his first term as a member of council. He’s a Lexington Catholic and UK graduate.

He was elected to represent the sixth district in 2020, which is outside New Circle Road, stretching from the neighborhoods around Bryan Station south to include the Hamburg shopping area and some residential areas around Todds and Liberty roads.

Kloiber hasn’t said much about his platform until now, but in a statement issued to WKYT’s Bill Bryant, he said Lexington has “missed opportunities” in recent years.

While serving on council, Kloiber also raised questions during the negotiations of a police contract and he expressed concerns earlier this year about Kentucky Utilities’ plans to cut trees in neighborhoods.

Gorton got 63% of the vote in 2018 and has announced a re-election bid, saying she’s ready for a second term.

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