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5th District

Councilmember Bill Farmer, Jr

Contact the Council Member:

Bill Farmer, Jr
Phone 258-3200
Mailing Address Fifth Floor
Government Center
200 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507

Bill Farmer

Bill Farmer, Jr. is a returning Fifth District Councilmember having served five (5) previous terms and most recently being elected in November, 2010. His particular areas of interest in the 5th is storm water management, sanitary sewers, recycling related issues, neighborhood safety, policies affecting neighborhoods, and economic development.


Farmer is a local businessman whose family has operated Farmer’s Jewelry in Chevy Chase for 61 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Kentucky, and other professional titles.


Farmer is Past President of the Lexington Forum, and a Forum Award Winner for community service. Also, Farmer was the Past President of the American Gem Society and Past Board member of the Jewelers of America.


Farmer serves on the Council Budget & Finance Committee, and well as the Chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee. He resides in the 5th District with his wife Kim and son Will.

Map of the District

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Last updated: 4/3/2013 6:02:54 PM