Adrian Wallace, a first-time candidate running for an at-large seat on City Council, says that after serving in the Iraq War from 2006 to 2008, he is “ready to serve his country again.”
Wallace attended Kentucky State University starting in 2004, majoring in Pre-Law, but left to serve in the war. He later studied at Asbury University from 2012-2014, pursuing a bachelor’s in Leadership and Ministry.
Wallace is a community development professional and minister, and says that his local roots and community connections make him a great candidate for the seat. Emphasizing his ministry at Broadway Christian Church, Wallace says he knows, from interacting with people, what issues to tackle. He says that these include lowering the poverty rate, ending policies that only benefit the wealthy, and facilitating youth development.
Wallace said that he wants to make the first two years of higher education free for students, because college is not for everybody. He said that that would mean students could take time to see what they want to do without having a lot of debt, in case they decide that college is not for them anymore.
Wallace is the first millennial to run for an at-large city council seat, and if elected, would be the first black person to serve in that office.
The 2018 election will be held on November 6. All voters registered in the city of Lexington will be eligible to select candidates in the race for at-large seats. The top three vote-getters will serve on City Council.