Platform calls for accountability, improving education and resident-focused services, and transparency and fairness in development.
Lifelong Richmonder and current Second District City Council Representative Kimberly B. Gray will launch her campaign for Mayor of Richmond on Sunday, March 1.
“We need a mayor who is accessible, transparent, and honest. I will be that mayor – for ALL of Richmond,” Kim says. “We don’t need the politics of privilege, or the politics of exclusion in this City. We don’t need to chase big shiny objects. There is an old saying that says, ‘When pride falls to dust, great things can be accomplished.’”
As mayor, Kim will make sure that City Hall is accountable to the people in delivering basic services. She will continue to prioritize improving our schools and expanding work opportunities.
She will ensure all Richmonders have a voice. As a transparent leader, Kim’s first job will be making sure all are fully engaged in planning the City’s future within development, education, and other public services.
Kim has served on City Council since 2017, where she was a voice for transparency and accountability in budgeting, development, and education. She led the call for an independent Navy Hill Commission to review the City-funded project. Subsequently, Kim led efforts to move away from that development in favor of a new, visible development process for the entire City.
A Richmond Public Schools graduate, Kim served on the Richmond School Board from 2008 through 2016, where she was the strongest advocate for school funding and capital improvements and led the way for all of City Hall to confront decades of systemwide neglect.
As Kim launches her campaign, she is eager to connect with residents, adding, “We can accomplish great things in this City together, with a mayor who is one of you.”
– Kim Gray for Mayor of Richmond