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Fayette County Clerk easily earns a full-term victory

Fayette County Clerk Susan Lamb
Stu Johnson
Fayette County Clerk Susan Lamb

By just over a two-to-one margin, Fayette County Clerk Susan Lamb has been elected to a full four-year term. Lamb, who served for years on the Lexington City Council, was appointed ten months ago when Don Blevins announced his retirement. She defeated Dawne Perkins in the countywide race. Lamb said she inherited a marvelous team of workers in the Clerk’s office. She’s been surprised at how her enthusiasm has grown.

“What I didn’t know is how much my passion for carrying out this very important role in Fayette County was gonna grow to be embedded in my heart and mind as much as it has. I absolutely love this work,” said Lamb.

Lamb said early voting almost doubled this election from more than 85 hundred votes to more than 16 hundred votes. And she has plans for growing early voting opportunities.

“First thing I want to find a fourth place on the west side of town so that we can have the east, south, north, and west sides covered in early voting along with we’ll probably ask to keep the senior center because it really is a nice bonus,” said Lamb.

Lamb envisions a hybrid approach to voting in November of 2024 with plans for vote centers at all the high school facilities in Lexington. In addition to appreciation for her staff in the Clerk’s Office, Lamb said she’d like to find a way to express thanks for the 11 hundred election officers.

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Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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