Mayor names Preston Worley to 7th District seat

Mayor Jim Gray today named Preston Worley, an attorney with a strong record of community service and neighborhood involvement, the new Councilmember for the 7th District.

“Preston has been giving back since his days at the University,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “Like many young professionals in Lexington, he believes our City has a bright future, and he’s ready to roll up his sleeves and work hard for his District and his community.”

Worley said, “I appreciate the Mayor’s confidence and look forward to working with him and the rest of the Council to continue the great success of this City.  I am excited for this opportunity to be a voice for my neighbors in the 7th District, and I am ready to get to work for Lexington.”

Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2010, Worley, 33, has worked at McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, where he has a diverse practice including affordable housing. “Lexington has a demand for more affordable housing, and it is rewarding to work with clients who help our community meet a basic need,” Worley said.

He is a member of the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Executive Development Council, the Golden Matrix Fund Advisory Council, the Ellerslie at Delong Homeowners Association Board of Directors, and Coaches for Kids Inc., among other organizations.

Worley, a life-long Kentuckian, is married to Langdon Ryan Worley, who is also an attorney.

Worley replaces Jennifer Scutchfield, who resigned last month to take a position with the Kentucky State Board of Elections.

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