The 5th Ward - Government and Politics

Government and Politics

Federally, Lexington is part of Kentucky's 6th congressional district, represented by Republican Andy Barr, elected in 2012. Previously, Democrat Ben Chandler represented Kentucky, elected in 2004.

The state's senior member of the United States Senate is the Republican Floor Leader, Mitch McConnell, elected in 1984. The state's junior member of the United States Senate is Rand Paul, elected in 2010. The Governor of Kentucky is Democrat Steve Beshear, elected in 2007.

In 1974, the governments of the city of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, combined to create the current Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, often abbreviated LFUCG. Lexington has an elected mayor and city council-style of government.

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