Sean Delahanty is honored to receive the endorsement of C Fair the PAC of the Fairness Campaign.
The Committee for Fairness and Individual Rights, C-FAIR, is the political action committee of the Fairness Campaign. C-FAIR endorses candidates in state and local races in Kentucky.
Fairness Campaign PAC Endorsements in 25 Kentucky Primary Election Races
C-FAIR, the Political Action Committee of the Fairness Campaign, announces endorsements in 25 contested Kentucky Primary Election races in Bowling Green, Lexington, and Louisville. Dozens of C-FAIR Board Members and volunteers interviewed interested candidates in these races over the past month. Full endorsement statements may be viewed after the following list of endorsed candidates.
Karen Berg – District 26 Democratic Primary
Gay Adelmann – District 36 Democratic Primary
Kentucky House of Representatives
Patti Minter – District 20 Democratic Primary
Representative Tom Burch – District 30 Democratic Primary
Rob Walker – District 33 Democratic Primary
Lisa Willner – District 35 Democratic Primary
Representative Dennis Horlander – District 40 Democratic Primary
Representative Reginald “Reggie” Meeks – District 42 Democratic Primary
Charles Booker – District 43 Democratic Primary
Josh Mers – District 88 Democratic Primary
Jefferson County Family Court Judge
Bryan Gatewood – Division 4 Primary
Shelley Santry – Division 4 Primary
Jefferson County District Court Judge
Tracy Davis – Division 3 Primary
Judge Sean Delahanty – Division 6 Primary
Daniel “Danny” Alvarez – Division 9 Primary
Louisville Metro Council
Councilwoman Jessica Green – District 1 Democratic Primary
Josephine Layne Buckner – District 3 Democratic Primary
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton – District 5 Democratic Primary
Paula McCraney – District 7 Democratic Primary
Marcella Ann Eubank – District 15 Democratic Primary
Nicole George – District 21 Democratic Primary
Karen Berg is the C-FAIR choice for the Kentucky Senate District 26 Democratic Primary. Dr. Berg has been an outspoken advocate for transgender rights in Kentucky, having previously testified before the Kentucky Senate against the 2015 “Bathroom Bully Bill.” She will be an informed and thoughtful addition to the chamber.
The C-FAIR nod goes to Gay Adelmann in the Kentucky Senate District 36 Democratic Primary. Gay has a proven track record of not just getting involved in the community, but she actually launched a grassroots movement to help improve our public schools. Her genuine commitment to civic conversation would serve the Kentucky General Assembly well.
Kentucky House of Representatives
Bowling Green Fairness leader Patti Minter is the C-FAIR choice for the Kentucky House District 20 Democratic Primary. Dr. Minter is the clear choice for this open seat vacated by longtime Representative Jody Richards. A WKU History Professor, Dr. Minter serves on the board of the ACLU of Kentucky and has helped spearhead the grassroots Bowling Green Fairness movement since its inception, and led the planning of Bowling Green’s first Pride Festival in 2017.
Representative Tom Burch, the longest serving member of the Kentucky General Assembly, once more earns the C-FAIR endorsement for re-election in the Kentucky House District 30 Democratic Primary. An early supporter of Fairness, Rep. Burch also protected reproductive rights for years as the former Chair of the House Health and Welfare Committee.
Rob Walker is C-FAIR’s choice for endorsement in the Kentucky House District 33 Democratic Primary. Rob ran a strong race for this seat in 2016 and knows the district well. He is a Fairness supporter and opposes Kentucky’s so-called “Right to Work for Less” legislation. He also supports finding new revenue to fund pensions and opposes charter school legislation.
C-FAIR endorses Lisa Willner in the Kentucky House District 35 Democratic Primary. Dr. Willner is a current member of the JCPS School Board and has been an outstanding Fairness supporter in that role. In addition to her Fairness work, Dr. Willner has worked for restorative justice practices in schools, resulting in reduced out-of-school suspensions. She helped pass the resolution making JCPS schools a safe haven for immigrants and helped lead the way for transgender inclusion in JCPS policy. Richard Becker is also an impressive pro-Fairness candidate in this race. He is a longtime labor organizer and advocate, who speaks compellingly about the intersection of groups experiencing discrimination and disadvantage. Jack Walker, also pro-Fairness, is running a strong race in this primary as well.
Voters in south central Louisville face a difficult choice in the Kentucky House District 40 Democratic Primary. Three of the four candidates sought C-FAIR’s endorsement, and each has unique strengths to offer. The longtime incumbent, Representative Dennis
Horlander, has co-sponsored Fairness legislation in Frankfort and has been an ally in keeping us informed of important developments in the House. Given his demonstrated record of support, Rep. Horlander receives our endorsement once again. Nima Kulkarni is also a very accomplished advocate for Fairness issues and would make a great public servant. Logan Gatti is a young, serious candidate who we also hope to see in another race in the future.
Representative Reginald “Reggie” Meeks once again earns the C-FAIR endorsement for re-election in the Kentucky House District 42 Democratic Primary. A longtime leader on Fairness issues in the Kentucky House and formerly as a Louisville Alderman, Rep. Meeks is currently paving the way for comprehensive gun reform in Kentucky.
Charles Booker earns the C-FAIR endorsement in the Kentucky House District 43 Democratic Primary. Charles’ experience includes working in former Governor Steve Beshear’s administration throughout the state, focusing on many rural areas through his work in the Department of Fish and Wildlife. We believe he’ll represent the constituents of longtime Rep. Darryl Owens’ district well, and do so with a statewide perspective. Philip Baker is also an excellent candidate and strong supporter of Fairness.
Josh Mers is endorsed by C-FAIR in the Kentucky House District 88 Democratic Primary. Josh is an outstanding pro-Fairness candidate, is currently Chair of Lexington Fairness, and serves on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. He is also a member of the Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee and was President of UK College Democrats. His experience and leadership in these endeavors and more make him uniquely qualified for this Fayette County seat.
Jefferson County Family Court
Bryan Gatewood and Shelley Santry both receive the C-FAIR endorsement for the Jefferson County Family Court Judge Division 4 Primary. Shelley and Bryan have both demonstrated a strong commitment to fairness and equality, and their extensive experience in family law make them both incredibly qualified to serve as a Family Court Judge. While we recognize the uniqueness of a dual endorsement, C-FAIR believes both would exercise prudence and compassion on the bench, and both candidates could win the Primary to compete in the General Election.
Jefferson County District Court
Tracy Davis is the C-FAIR choice for endorsement in the Jefferson County District Court Judge Division 3 Primary. Her experience advocating for victims of domestic violence and working with the disability community gives her the compassion, connection, and insight necessary for district court.
Judge Sean Delahanty earns the C-FAIR endorsement for re-election in the Jefferson County District Court Judge Division 6 Primary for his dedication to Fairness and equality, and his extensive career as a judge and lawyer. He will continue to serve Jefferson County with decisions that reflect his desire for compassion and justice.
Daniel “Danny” Alvarez earns the C-FAIR endorsement in the Jefferson County District Court Judge Division 9 Primary for his legal experience, action-based compassion, and steadfast dedication to the inherent civil rights of youth, immigrant families, and all Louisvillians. Danny’s fresh ideas and experience give him the edge in this race. He will advocate for LGBTQ training for domestic violence advocates, combat unlawful detentions of suspected undocumented immigrants, and seek alternative sentencing for juvenile offenders and community-based approaches to reduce the school to prison pipeline. All the candidates who sought endorsement impressed the interview team, especially Tanisha Ann Hickerson, who earned a C-FAIR endorsement in a previous different judicial race, and Karen Faulkner, a strong campaigner and Fairness supporter.
Jefferson County Attorney
In the Jefferson County Attorney Democratic Primary, longtime Fairness ally and current County Attorney Mike O’Connell once again receives the C-FAIR endorsement. His strong advocacy for Fairness issues through the years and experience in the office gives him the edge in this important race. Challenger and Louisville Metro Councilman Brent Ackerson has also been outspoken on Fairness issues, and has received the C-FAIR endorsement for re-election to the Louisville Metro Council previously.
Mayor Greg Fischer receives the C-FAIR endorsement again for re-election in the Louisville Mayor Democratic Primary. Originally running on a pro-Fairness platform in 2010, Mayor Fischer helped make Louisville one of the only cities in the South to extend Domestic Partner Benefits to LGBTQ couples before the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling. Since then, Mayor Fischer and his administration worked closely with the Fairness Campaign to improve Louisville’s score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index from 50 in 2013 to a perfect 100 for LGBTQ inclusivity in 2015. Challenger Ryan Fenwick is also a proven advocate for Fairness, social justice, racial and economic equity, and more.
Louisville Metro Council
C-FAIR endorses Councilwoman Jessica Green for re-election in the Louisville Metro Council District 1 Democratic Primary. Councilwoman Green is effective and energetic in her work, including her support of Fairness. Notably, she sponsored the Metro Council resolution honoring the Louisville attorneys and clients in the Supreme Court’s same- gender marriage decision.
C-FAIR endorses Josephine Layne Buckner in the Louisville Metro Council District 3 Democratic Primary. Not only does she demonstrate intimate knowledge of the geography and demographics of her district, but Josephine also has clear goals and an understanding of the vital functions of Metro Government. We believe she will be strong candidate and a strong supporter of Fairness.
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton is once again endorsed by C-FAIR in the Louisville Metro Council District 5 Democratic Primary. Councilwoman Bryant Hamilton has been a strong advocate for Fairness from day one. In addition to her constant
work for Fairness and civil rights, Councilwoman Bryant Hamilton has an outstanding record of service to the constituents of her district.
Experienced community leader Paula McCraney earns C-FAIR’s endorsement in the Louisville Metro Council District 7 Democratic Primary. She will represent all residents of the district with a progressive voice and commitment to building a better, more inclusive community.
Small business owner Marcella Ann Eubank is the C-FAIR choice for the Louisville Metro Council District 15 Democratic Primary. Her knowledge of—and longtime service to—the district are evident in the passion she brings to her campaign. Marcella will bring fairness, compassion, personal determination, and a wealth of business skill to the position.
Nicole George earns the C-FAIR endorsement in the Louisville Metro Council District 21 Democratic Primary. An incredibly qualified candidate, Nicole will represent this diverse district with dignity and professionalism. She will bring the passion, compassion, experience, and organizational skills necessary to help foster overall community growth.”