I’m running for Council because when I moved to Lexington over a decade ago, I felt a sense of belonging. I felt warmth, acceptance and love. Lexington is my home, the Third District is my heart and I am dedicated and motivated to continue this legacy of inclusivity. In the Urban County Council, I will represent all residents of the Third District and advocate for sustainable, affordable, and equitable policies, adapting new technology, and utilizing my legal background and experience in local government. 

I believe everyone - regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, or ability - can live and thrive in Lexington.  I will consider the needs of all our residents when examining new developments in housing, education, employment, and public safety. 

I am running to represent the Third District because I am called to serve this community through listening, planning, and action. 

I want to promote our continued growth as a city, but I understand that growth isn't always measured the same way. Too often, growth leaves some people behind. I want to make sure that doesn't happen.
I want to ensure that Lexington has access to a modern, reliable, and environmentally friendly transportation system. I will work to accomplish this goal by expanding access to cyclists and pedestrians, while fully funding LexTran.
I want long-term residents to be able to stay in their homes and contribute to the growth of the city. Gentrification displaces our most vulnerable residents, and I will work to make sure that everyone has access to a stable home.
I will drastically deepen community involvement in governance by proposing the adoption of participatory budgeting. This will allow all our citizens to have a direct voice in the Urban County Government's spending priorities. Studies show that cities that utilize participatory budgeting have more governmental transparency, increased civic engagement, and more equitable public spending.

Why Christine?

I am the most qualified candidate to represent the Third District. 

I'm a practicing healthcare attorney, but my first job was working for the Kentucky League of Cities to help Kentucky cities make effective municipal laws. 

I recently completed a four-year term on the Lexington-Fayette Human Rights Commission, so I understand the role of local government in safeguarding our most fundamental rights.  

I currently serve on the Urban County Government's Rural Land Management Board, so I understand how local government works—a number of our recommendations have recently been adopted by the Council.  

I am also deeply involved in our community.  I currently serve on the boards of the Kentucky Civil Justice Commission, Central Baptist Foundation, Step by Step, the Fayette County Bar Association, the Young Lawyers Division of the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Junior League of Lexington's Holly Day Market.  I'm also the President of the Bell Court Neighborhood Association.

Professional Awards:

2019 & 2020 Kentucky Rising Star – Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers

2015 Young Lawyer Service to the Community Award – Kentucky Bar Association

2015 Rising Star Award – Lexington Young Professionals Association

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