About Gay

Gay Adelmann is best known for her public education advocacy work in Jefferson County Public Schools. From the time her oldest started public school in Texas in 2000 until when her youngest graduated from Shawnee High School in 2016, she has served on her children’s PTAs at both the school and district level. She is co-founder of a stakeholder advocacy group Dear JCPS. She is also co-founder of statewide policy group called Save Our Schools Kentucky. She is the creator and serves as the weekly co-host of Women on Watch, a bill club inspired by Kentucky House Representative Attica Scott. And she helped recruit 40 educators to run for office in 2018. Gay, her husband and both of their sons are public school graduates. Her youngest graduated from a so-called “failing” school in Jefferson County in 2016, before being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. This false narrative that was being used to drive a fraudulent privatization agenda is what led her into public education advocacy work. Free, quality public education ties into so many core issues in our society. Gay wants to make sure we have strong public schools, properly funded pensions, access to healthcare, ability to attract jobs and businesses, criminal justice reform and more. She wants to expose corruption and eliminate wasteful spending by investing resources in the front end when they are less expensive to address. Gay stands ready to FIGHT to protect public education in Jefferson County and across the Commonwealth.