Democratic Candidate for Kentucky Senate District 36
About Gay: Gay Adelmann is a small business owner and founder of the marketing firm, LBI Buzz. Previously, Gay had a successful career in corporate management in the banking, financial services, insurance and healthcare sectors for both Fortune 500 and privately held corporations.
Born and raised in Texas, Gay attended public school, including earning her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington. She has been married to her husband, Chris, for nearly 29 years, and they have two adult sons, Perry and Peyton.
Her oldest son, Perry, is studying Informatics at the University of Louisville. Peyton graduated from the Academy @ Shawnee in 2016 – one of the “lowest performing public schools in the state” – and is currently double majoring in mechanical and nuclear engineering at the United States Naval Academy, debunking the “failing schools” narrative.
Political Background: Gay Adelmann, a frequent speaker at Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) board meetings, co-founded Dear JCPS, a stakeholder advocacy group that has been working for increased transparency and accountability in JCPS, and improved student outcomes for public school students across Jefferson County.
Active in her son’s school, she established a PTSA, served as an advisory SBDM member, and as the school’s Academic Coordinator over their Quick Recall and Wing Design teams. Gay also served on the 15th District PTA Executive Board for three years.
Gay is also the co-founder of Save Our Schools Kentucky, which seeks to influence legislation at the state level to mitigate unintended consequences of well-meaning, but poorly informed laws that have the potential of placing greater burdens on our most vulnerable populations.
A public speaker in demand, Gay has appeared on KET’s Kentucky Tonight with Renee Shaw; used as a source by local media and is a frequent radio show guest.
Gay is also one of the founders of A Few Good Women Kentucky, which spearheaded an effort to elect pro-public education women (and men). Recently, they helped recruit 40 educators to run for office against opponents who voted against public schools in 2017. Gay, realizing her own senator voted against public schools despite the requests of her constituents, stepped up to run. “If I was going to talk the talk, I needed to walk the walk,” she said.
“I am committed to working tirelessly on your behalf supporting public education, economic development, access to affordable healthcare, and criminal justice reform. I will work with other lawmakers regardless of party to repeal regressive legislation including charter schools, “right to work,” and “prevailing wage.” -Gay
Campaign Fund of Gay Adelmann, Chris Adelmann, Treasurer
9111 Hurstwood Ct., Louisville, Kentucky 40222