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The Lexington Fayette 11th District is a unique blend of working class neighborhoods. Constituents I have spoken to identify crime and drugs as the biggest threats to quality of life. As the candidate with 31years of experience in public safety, I will work to ensure proper funding levels, I will ask the necessary questions and I will support programs and policies that provide evidence based solutions that benefit our community. If you are an 11th District voter and you agree with this and other positions within my platform as listed, I humbly ask for your vote on May 22, 2018.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:23 AM

On the Table Conversation

The on the Table Conversations held across Lexington and the Central Kentucky region proved to be an excellent vehicle for open and frank discussions about our communities. A special thank you to my conversation partners at the Central Library, the Village Library, and First African Baptist Church for taking time out of their busy lives to share thoughts, ideas and concerns. 

Interestingly for as diverse as our small groups were, the issues were the same at each site; safe neighborhoods and schools, inclusion, access to opportunity, and the role and responsibilities of local government in such matters. My sincere hope is there will be more frequent city-wide coordinated events of a similar nature that will allow persons like myself the opportunity to listen and learn from those we hope to represent. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 8:23 PM

Get Engaged

As you can see by the countdown clock, the primary election is rapidly approaching. I believe Financial Stewardship, Economic Development, and a commitment to Public Safety are the cornerstones of good government.

For this campaign to be successful it will require a strong and organized grassroots effort. This is why I’m inviting those who share my values, beliefs, and vision to get involved by contributing financially, volunteering or both.

To volunteer or contribute, visit the campaign website ( Contributions large and small made payable to Elect Bill Swope will assist in covering the cost associated with our campaign efforts.

Elections are important and have lasting consequences, get engaged today.

Thank you in advance for helping to making Lexington a better place to live, work, and play.

Bill Swope

11th District Council Candidate.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 10:36 PM

Lexington Center Project

As I process the information regarding the $20 million in additional borrowing to pay for a proposed $230 million expansion and renovation of the Lexington Convention Center, unless this was a time sensitive issue my concern is in the process of approval without knowledge of the intended use and cost associated with the increase.

As a candidate for the Council, representing the 11th District, I welcome your comments, thoughts and concerns on this issue.

Council Considers 20 Million cor Convention Center (Link)

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:48 PM

Former Lexington Assistant Fire Chief Throws Hat into Council Race Says it’s time to take Community Activism to next level

LEXINGTON, KY (January 30, 2018) – A lifelong resident of Lexington and familiar face in state and local government has decided to step into the upcoming Lexington City Council race. William Swope, better known as Bill, is throwing his hat into the race for the 11 th
district council seat. Bill is a 31-year public servant at both the state and local level. His career began with the Lexington/Fayette Fire Department where he worked his way up from firefighter to becoming an Assistant Fire Chief. As a Chief Officer with LFD he provided executive level leadership and enacted numerous initiatives increasing the efficiency and effectiveness within the Division of Fire and the Urban County Government as a whole. After 23-years on the job, Bill retired and took on the role of State Fire Marshal for the Commonwealth of Kentucky within the Cabinet of Public Protection. As State Fire Marshal Bill worked with elected officials of varied interest to provide consensus based solutions and policy that produced positive outcomes for the citizens of the Commonwealth.

Having lived in Lexington all his life, Bill has seen the growth and changes that have taken place across Fayette County. He has served on various boards and continues to champion the causes of young people serving as a mentor and Para-educator to the youth within our city.

Now Bill says it’s time to speak out and represent those whose voices may not always be heard. That’s why he’s decided to run. Bill believes that his hometown of Lexington faces significant and important choices as it continues to grow, and that his experience,
knowledge, and dedication to the City he calls home will serve the citizens of the 11th District well.

Committee to Elect Bill Swope
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