Kentucky Fairness Campaign PAC announces endorsements for Nov. 3 election

The political action committee of the Kentucky Fairness Campaign has endorsed Jack Conway for Kentucky governor and Sannie Overly for lieutenant governor. The PAC announced a number of endorsements Monday. 

C-FAIR, or the Committee for Fairness And Individual Rights, also endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for secretary of state, Andy Beshear for attorney general, Adam Edelen for Kentucky Auditor, Dawn Elliott for Jefferson County District Court Division 4 and Pat Mulvihill for Louisville Metro Council District 10. 

In a news release sent Monday, the PAC outlined why it is choosing to endorse each candidate. The PAC wrote:

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is the clear and compelling choice for our commonwealth’s next governor along with his running mate Rep. Sannie Overly. Jack has been outspoken in his support for a Statewide Fairness Law prohibiting discrimination against gay and transgender Kentuckians, and his decision last year not to defend our state’s same-gender marriage ban was a bold move on the right side of history. We believe Jack will work to ensure all Kentuckians have a fair shot at earning a living and protecting their families, just like everyone else.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes continues to fight for many forms of social justice and is an easy pick for reelection. Alison has a solid record in support of voting rights restoration and an increase in the minimum wage, has worked to expand voting through electronic voter registration, and has spoken up for more inclusive discrimination protections.

Andy Beshear is the obvious choice for Kentucky’s next attorney general. Andy will work to uphold the Constitution of the United States and ensure everyone is treated with fairness, dignity, and respect under the law. He’ll be proactive in protecting all Kentuckians from discrimination.

Kentucky Auditor Adam Edelen has never wavered in his support of fairness nor in his duties to protect taxpayer dollars, which earns him a strong reelection endorsement. Adam was among our state’s first elected leaders to support the freedom to marry and he has worked tirelessly to protect women’s rights, recently vowing to test 3,000 neglected rape kits in Kentucky.

Dawn Elliott is C-FAIR’s choice for Jefferson County District Court Division 4 Judge. In a diverse and distinguished field of 21 candidates, Dawn stands out for her proven commitment to fairness for all. In late 2013, following the U.S, Supreme Court’s pro-LGBT decision in United States v. Windsor, Dawn and her law partner Shannon Fauver set out to win the freedom to marry for all Kentuckians in Bourke v. Beshear. Their efforts, combined with those of Louisville’s Clay Daniel Walton & Adams, the ACLU, and plaintiffs and attorneys from three other states, were ultimately victorious before the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges, legalizing same gender marriage for all Americans.

Pat Mulvihill is the C-FAIR pick for Louisville Metro Council District 10, the seat formerly occupied by longtime Fairness Campaign supporter and Metro Council President Jim King. Pat, who’s lived in District 10 his whole life, will bring years of valuable public service experience as an assistant county attorney and previously as Mayor Greg Fischer’s general counsel and director of legislative affairs.

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