League of Women Voters®
of Lexington, KY


  • 22 Jun 2014 2:47 PM | Tammy Fagley (Administrator)

    We willl again be conducting candidate forums for numerous elections positions this coming fall.  The forums will occur in September and October for the November 2014 elections.  We have already begun organizing these forums.  If you would like to volunteer and help, please contact us.

  • 14 May 2014 8:36 PM | Tammy Fagley (Administrator)
    The League co-sponsored the Lexington Mayor Candidate forum in conjunction with WKYT and the Lexington Herald Leader on May 12, 2014.  Bill Bryant of WKYT moderated the event.  League member Lynne Flynn also got to ask questions of the candidates along with Beth Musgrave from the Lexington Herald Leader.  The League was also responsible for being the official timer for the event and the League's  procedure for candidate forums was used.  

    Among the many issues discussed at the forum were questions pertaining to Rupp Arena, affordable housing, homelessness, and jobs.

    If you were unable to watch the event live you can still go to www.wkyt.com, put in "mayor forum" in the search bar on the website and watch a video of the entire forum.  Be sure to vote May 20, next Tuesday.
  • 19 Apr 2014 11:07 AM | Tammy Fagley (Administrator)
    The League of Women Voters held their annual meeting today.  A new Board of Directors was elected at the meeting.  The newly elected officers are as follows:  President-Tammy Fagley, 1st Vice President-Cindy Heine, Treasurer-Steve Senft.  The newly elected Directors are as follows: Richard Heine, Barbara Sterrett, Judy Johnson, Donna Blue.  The following people were elected to the Nominating Committee 2014-2015: Barbara Sterrett (Chair), Joy Arnold and Donna Blue.

    We also voted on a proposed program of meetings and a budget for next year.  We look forward to conducting more candidate forums and working to increase membership.
  • 17 Apr 2014 10:33 AM | Tammy Fagley (Administrator)

    Candidate forums for 2014 primary races are now available for viewing on YouTube and on the Lexington Public Library Cable Channel 20. The schedule for Channel 20 between April 17 and May 19 follows. 


    MondayWednesday and Friday

    Council District 2 - 11am and 5:30pm
    Council District 3 - 12pm and 6:30pm
    Council District 4 - 1pm and 7:30pm
    Council District 6 - 2pm and 8:30pm
    Council District 8 - 3pm and 9:30pm

    TuesdayThursday and Saturday

    6th Congressional U.S Rep - 11am and 5:30pm
    Judge/Executive                    - 11:30am and 6pm
    House 76/Republican          - 12:30pm and 7pm
    House 77/Democrat             - 1pm and 7:30pm
    Council At-Large (Group 1)  - 1:30pm and 8pm
    Council At-Large (Group 2)  - 3pm and 9:30pm

    The forums are also available on YouTube. Links are available at the Library’s web site



  • 13 Apr 2014 6:47 PM | Tammy Fagley (Administrator)
    Local candidate forums that occurred on April 5, April 6 and April 13 should be available for viewing on YouTube and Library Channel 20 on Cable television on Wednesday, April 16.
  • 30 Mar 2014 9:25 PM | Anonymous

    LEXINGTON, KY-Candidates in the primary election for Kentucky House of Representatives, 6th Congressional District, Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council and Judge/Executive have been invited to participate in forums on Saturday, April 5Sunday, April 6 and Sunday, April 13.  These candidates will face one another in the May 20 Primary Election.


    The forum, co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Education Fund and the Lexington Public Library, will be held at the Downtown Public Library Auditorium, 140 East Main Street. The schedule and candidates are listed below. Candidates will have time for opening and closing remarks and will respond to questions submitted in writing by audience members or prepared by the League. 

    The public is invited to attend to hear from the candidates in person. These forums will be videotaped and aired later on the Library’s Channel 20 and website.


    Check the Lexington/Fayette County Clerk's Voter Registration site to learn your districts for federal, state and local elected officials: 

    The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not endorse, or oppose, political candidates or parties.


     League of Women Voters Education Fund & the Lexington Public Library

    Spring 2014 Candidate Forum Schedule

    Central Public Library Auditorium

    140 East Main Street, Lexington, Kentucky

    Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Kentucky House of Representatives       

    9:30 a.m. House District 76: Republican Primary

    Richard Marrs, Lavinia Theodoli Spirito*

    10:15 a.m. House District 77:  Democratic Primary  

    George Brown, Jr., Michael Haskins


    6th Congressional U.S. Representative

    11:45 a.m.    Democratic Primary

    Geoff Young, Elisabeth Jensen**

    Fayette County Judge/Executive

    12:30 p.m.    Democratic Primary:

    William Housh, Alayne White  

    Lexington/Urban County Council At-Large

    1:15 – 2:30 p.m. 

    Group 1: Shannon Buzard, Bill Cegelka, Pete Dyer, Jon Larson, Jerry Moody, Don Pratt, Jacob Slaughter

    3:00 – 4:15 p.m. 

    Group 2: Ray DeBolt, Steve Kay, Connie Kell, Chris Logan, Richard Moloney, Kevin Stinnett 

    Groups for At Large Council were selected at random.


    Sunday, April 6th, 2014

    Lexington/Urban County Council

    1:30 p.m.   Council District 2   Shevawn Akers, Byron Costner, Michael Stuart

    2:30 p.m.   Council District 3   Rock Daniels, Chuck Ellinger, II, Jake Gibbs

    3:30 p.m.   Council District 4   Julian Beard, Susan Lamb, Barry Saturday


    Sunday, April 13th, 2014

    Lexington/Urban County Council

    2:15 p.m.   Council District 6  Angela Evans, Darren Hawkins, Thomas Hern      

    3:30 p.m.   Council District 8  Amy Beasley, Fred Brown, LeTonia Jones, Dave Vinson


     All candidates have been invited.

    * Indicates candidate has not confirmed.

    ** Indicates the candidate is not participating.

    The public is invited to attend to meet the candidates and submit questions in writing for the forum.

  • 16 Mar 2014 3:45 PM | Anonymous
    Eleven members of the League of Women Voters braved the snow and ice to meet at the
    Capitol in Frankfort on Wednesday, February 26, for the day at the Legislature. Some of us had appointments with our own legislators to lobby for the bills we support: HB 70 without amendments (the former felons’ voting rights bill); HB 3 and HB 28 - two legislative ethics bills; HB 8 - a domestic violence bill; HB 195 - an energy efficiency bill; HB 72 - public financing of Judicial Campaigns; and SB 77 - the abolition of the death penalty bill. We had time to attend some Wednesday standing committee meetings. There were hearings in the House Human Resources, Judiciary, and Local Government Committees. On the Senate side there were hearings in the Health and Welfare, Natural Resources and Energy, and State and Local Government Committees. 

    During lunch in the Capitol Annex cafeteria, we invited some legislators from both sides of the aisle to speak to us informally about the session. Representative Ruth Ann Palumbo informed us that she supports all of the bills we are supporting and she also told us of her own economic development bill, HB 282. Some members of our group observed the afternoon session of the House while one of our members attended the domestic violence prevention rally at the Capitol Rotunda. All in all, it was a busy but productive day. Most of us went home knowing more about how our legislature works than we had known before the day’s events. 

    Terry Naydan and Nita Smith
    Legislative Liaisons
    KY League of Women Voters
  • 26 Nov 2013 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    The Aylesford Place Neighborhood Association and the League of Women Voters of Lexington will host a forum for candidates in the special election for Kentucky’s 13th Senate District. Details follow:


    When: Monday, December 2, 2013

    7:00 –8:00 p.m.


    Where:  Woodland Christian Church,

    East High Street (Corner of High and Kentucky Avenue)


    Who:   All candidates have been invited including:

    Michael E. Johnson (R )

    Richard Moloney (I)

    Reginald Thomas (D)

    Candidates will have time for opening and closing remarks and will respond to questions submitted in writing by audience members and/or prepared by the neighborhood association and the League. 


    The public is invited to attend to hear from and meet the candidates in person and submit questions. A map of the 13th Senate District can be found here

  • 24 Nov 2013 9:53 PM | Anonymous
    Friday, November 15, was the final naturalization ceremony for 2013. League members offering the opportunity to register to vote reported 23 registration forms completed and turned in to the County Clerk’s office and another 15 taken by new citizens and family members to complete at home. This ceremony, where candidates who have completed the requirements, take the official oath and are proclaimed U.S. citizens, included 48 men and women from 30 different countries. During the ceremony, LWV representative Roz Heise warmly welcomed members of the group and, in her brief remarks, taught a brief lesson about the importance of voting. She talked about the Virginia attorney general’s election where, after several days, the results were still not final. With more than 2 million people voting, Roz pointed out, the two candidates were separated by less than 200 votes. As she said, “Every vote does count!” The 2014 schedule for naturalization ceremonies has not been released yet. When the schedule is made public, all members will be encouraged to volunteer for this memorable volunteer opportunity.
  • 03 Oct 2013 2:50 PM | Anonymous
    League of Women Voters show film as reminder of struggles of women's suffrage movement. Column by Merlene Davis, Lexington Herald Leader. Read the article at: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/02/2855894/merlene-davis-league-of-women.html

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/10/02/2855894/merlene-davis-league-of-women.html#storylink=cpy
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