Lexington Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton announces transition team

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton announces members of her transition team, who will work with members of Mayor Jim Gray's current administration during the transition process.

Gorton served as the city's Vice Mayor for four years and received an endorsement from Mayor Gray.

"He has been willing to have a chat, whenever I need to have a chat about how to do this or how he looks at things and it's just been a really good partnership," said Gorton.

Gorton has chosen Wil James, former president of the Georgetown Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant, and Chris Frost, a University of Kentucky law professor to serve as co-chairs of the transition team. Frost led the transition between the Newberry and Gray administrations.

Other transition team leaders include Lexington attorney Phil Scott, educator Eunice Beatty and UK College of Law Professor Carolyn Bratt, urban planner Ed Holmes, former U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey, workforce development expert Roy Woods, Bluegrass Community Foundation President Lisa Adkins, and UK Martin School Professor and former state budget director Merl Hackbart.

Gorton will officially take over as Mayor on January 6, 2018.

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