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Advancing the quality of life for ALL people of Lexington is essential. Local Businesses, large and small, create the economic engine of our city, jobs and job-readiness is the fuel.

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The balance and blend between Lexington’s rural, suburban, downtown and urban spaces makes our city special and unique.

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A Mayor must focus on and identify with the entire city. Get out and vote Tuesday, May 20th!

Meet Anthany Beatty

I am Anthany Beatty, Sr., born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky. I am proud to live in a city where my grandparents, parents, and now my children, and grandchildren call home. I am a graduate of Henry Clay High School, Eastern Kentucky University, and Kentucky State University.

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My experience makes me a great candidate to lead the city of Lexington as Mayor. I have 35 years of local government experience. Seven of the years managing the largest group of government employees, both sworn and civilian, and managing the largest budget within city government. As Police Chief we moved an agency from being good to being one of the best, a world-class police agency. I served the city of Lexington receiving over 400 letters of commendation throughout my career, and working with six different local government administrations. My current leadership position, Vice President of Campus Services and Public Safety, is at the University of Kentucky, the single largest employer in the city of Lexington. I am proud to be on the leadership team who studied, consulted, planned, and implemented a 21st century campus safety program to reduce crime and increase a safe environment for students and employees.

Lexington is where I live and continue to give back. I have extensive involvement in community and civic organizations, and a long history of supporting nonprofit organizations throughout the city and surrounding areas of Lexington. In 2007, my wife and I founded the Anthany and Eunice Beatty Family Foundation at Blue Grass Community Foundation, helping children and youth overcome obstacles and embrace opportunities.

My educational background makes me an excellent candidate to lead the city of Lexington as Mayor. As a first generation college student, I completed a Master degree in Public Affairs, concentrating in Human Resource Management, after earning a Bachelor degree in Police Administration with a minor in Political Science. I have completed several Institutes of Specialized Education, including the U.S. Secret Service Dignitary Protection Institute; the FBI National Executive Institute in Washington DC and Sydney, Australia; and the National Crime Prevention Institute.

I don’t serve Lexington to be recognized; I serve because it is the right thing to do. A snapshot of awards and honorable recognitions, includes Henry Clay High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame; Eastern Kentucky University Outstanding Alumnus and Hall of Distinguished Alumni; Kentucky State University Community Leadership Award-Criminal Justice; 108th U.S. Congressional Record Recognition for Commitment and Excellence in Service; Kentucky House of Representatives and State Senate Recognition of Exemplary Service; Lexington Division of Police Flight 5191 Exemplary Service Recognition; and Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Recognition for being the first Lexington police officer to achieve every promotional rank within the Lexington Division of Police, and the first African-American to serve as Police Chief of Lexington, Kentucky.

When I am relaxing and playing in my hometown I enjoy sports, camping at the Kentucky Horse Park, eating at Lexington’s vast selection of restaurants, biking and walking the Legacy Trail, show & tell with visitors and friends (our parks, the arts, horse farms, bourbon tours, shopping, four great seasons), and of course family-time.

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Lexington KY 40503
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