Larry Forgy

Politician, Person

1939 –


Who is Larry Forgy?

Lawrence E. Forgy, known as Larry Forgy, is a Republican politician and former candidate for public office from Lexington, Kentucky.

Forgy announced that he would seek the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1987 but soon withdrew from the race, citing fundraising difficulties. The party then tapped State Representative John R. Harper of Bullitt County as its nominee, but Harper carried only 5 of the 120 counties against the Democrat businessman, Wallace Wilkinson.

Forgy ran for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 1991 but lost in the primary to then U.S. Representative Larry J. Hopkins, also of Lexington. Forgy again ran for governor in 1995, but he was defeated in the general election by Democrat Paul E. Patton. In 1999, Forgy ran unsuccessfully for the Kentucky Supreme Court but lost in a special election to James E. Keller. He was reportedly considering running in the United States Senate election in Kentucky, 2008, but he did not file as a candidate for the office, held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Jefferson County. Forgy had been an early McConnell backer when the then county judge in Jefferson County was first elected to the Senate in 1984.

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on July 23, 2013


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