Terry McBrayer

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Terry McBrayer
Born September 1, 1937
Ironton, Ohio
Occupation Attorney
Spouse(s) Ann McBrayer

W. Terry McBrayer (born September 1, 1937) is a Democratic lobbyist, attorney, and former politician in Lexington, Kentucky.

McBrayer is currently the senior partner and lead lobbyist for the influential McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland law firm. He is a native of Greenup County, Kentucky and graduate of Morehead State University and Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.

McBrayer served in the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing Kentucky's 98th legislative district (Greenup County), from 1966 until his retirement in 1976. During his tenure, McBrayer was elected Speaker Pro-Tempore (1968–1969) and Majority Floor Leader (1970–1972). He was an unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1979,[1] losing in the Democratic primary after a third-place finish (26% of the vote) in a nine-way race to John Y. Brown, Jr. (the nominee and eventual winner of the general election) and Harvey Sloane.

McBrayer is a very active voice in Kentucky politics. He served as President Clinton's Authorized Representative for Kentucky during the 1992 and 1996 campaigns. In 1995, McBrayer was elected chairman of the Kentucky Democratic Party and is currently a committeeman for the Democratic National Committee.

McBrayer had been rumored has a potential candidate for governor in the 2007 election.


  1. ^ Atchley, Lowell (9 May 1979). "Mcbrayer, Carroll Stress Party Unity in Rally Here". Kentucky New Era. p. 1. Retrieved 23 April 2011.