I think I saw a movement start this weekend. The New Kentucky Project hosted its first Ideas Conference yesterday in Lexington. I’m honored to serve on the Project’s Executive Board, but even insiders had no better expectation than most other attenders what the event would deliver. We certainly didn’t expect that a sellout crowd of […]
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Entries by Stephen Reily
Almost all American cities are asking how they can eat more food that has been grown by farmers who live nearby. We all want the resulting benefits, from greater food security and an elevated tax base to healthier soil, water and people. But no American city has yet answered that question, at least not on […]
This piece appeared in The Courier-Journal on May 10, 2016. Some of you are lifelong Louisvillians who anchor your neighborhoods and extended families. Some of you (like me) chose Louisville as your hometown because it’s an amazing place to raise a family, start a business and give back. And some of you are newcomers, attracted by […]
Thank you to District 8 resident and State Senator Denise Harper Angel for endorsing my campaign for Metro Council! In the words of Senator Harper Angel, a strong progressive leader: “Stephen Reily has been standing up for Louisville’s women and families for 20 years. I know he will do the same on Metro Council.”
Crit Luallen represents the highest standard of public service that I expect to see in my lifetime. Among the many ways she has served us: as Founder of the Governor’s School of the Arts, as Head of the Greater Louisville Economic Development Partnership (predecessor to GLI); as two-term Auditor of the Commonwealth; and as our […]
The Courier-Journal today reported that I have raised more money than any other candidate in this Metro Council race. It’s true. In the reporting period ending March 31 I raised more than 75% more dollars from outside contributors than any other candidate. But some comments suggested that money is the answer – or that I […]
The people I meet on the campaign trail want strong neighborhoods in the Highlands and in every part of Louisville. I am proud to be building the West Louisville FoodPort, using our hunger for local food to feed our hunger for economic opportunity and health for everyone. Louisville will have a fairer, better future only […]
I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement of the Louisville’s pre-eminent LGBTQ rights organization, C-FAIR/the Fairness Campaign, for my campaign for Metro Council. I supported Louisville’s first steps towards a Fairness Ordinance in the 1990s; I’ve continued supporting Fairness, and I won’t stop now. On the campaign trail I will honor this endorsement […]
I am very grateful to the members of the Kentucky Sierra Club for entrusting me with their endorsement as the next Metro Council member for District 8. I have spent more than 20 years here advocating for responsible development and for sustainability, and making my own long-term investments in the same causes, at home, at […]
What vision do we all share for District 8 and Louisville? The chance to embody Louisville’s welcoming spirit towards ALL people – our neighbors who already live here, the ones we will attract, and the employers who will flock to a Louisville that moves enthusiastically into a fairer, better, bolder future. Let’s build it together.