Our Louisville

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.

Supporting Gill

12378065_1005834682818726_6161103572065418225_oMy old friend, Gill Holland, has a completely different race for Metro Council from my own. My campaign is all primary; he has no primary. My district is majority Democratic; his is not.

But we want the same great things for Louisville and it would be an honor and a pleasure to serve on the Metro Council with him. I enjoyed taking a break from door-knocking to attend his campaign kickoff tonight.

Wherever you live, like his Facebook page and offer Gill your support. If you have friends in District 16, tell them to do the same, to request yard signs, and to vote for him in November!

 

Progressive leaders among us

12885741_1003322283069966_7913526470272684689_oHow cool is it that one of the most popular events of Louisville’s year is our ACLU of Kentucky / Fairness Campaign “We The People” dinner, nourished over the years by local heroes Susan Hershberg, Michael Aldridge, and Chris Hartman?

I was so proud to be a sponsor of any event whose rock stars are our own progressive leaders, including: Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), Mayor Greg Fischer, Mayor Jim Gray, Mary Lou Marzian, State Senator Morgan Mcgarvey, and Jim Wayne.

Parade Day for the Campaign

We had a terrific time at the 2016 Highlands St. Patrick’s Parade! Thanks to all of our friends who marched/biked with us, and to all who helped us push our car for the last leg of the parade! The diversity of the groups involved showcased just how fantastic our little corner of Louisville truly is, and it makes me proud to be running to represent the people, communities, and businesses of District 8 on the Metro Council. Or as I like to call it: Home. ‪#‎LouisvilleProud‬

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Our Supporters

I truly love Louisville – in part because of the friends and community it has brought me. Now those friends are supporters, and you can hear from some of them in our new video. Check it out!

Our Kickoff Event Was Anything But ‘Mellow’

 

12631398_968937906508404_7459346903815996665_nMy campaign “officially” kicked off this month with a high-energy event at the Mellow Mushroom. (Check out this recent story on the my friend Andy Blieden’s successful renovation of this Highlands brownfield into a neighrbood gem) More than 200 friends, old and new, joined me and my family for the start of what I know will be an exciting, invigorating and gratifying experience.

David Jones, Jr. and Mary Gwen Wheeler gave eloquent introductions, and then  I told everyone who gathered for the kickoff what I’ll be telling voters as I knock on doors for the next three months. As a Metro Council member, I plan to work with my constituents, my colleagues and all Louisvillians to help make our city a better place to live, raise a family or start a business. In equal measure, I will draw on my experience as a successful business owner and supporter of progressive causes, while actively listening to residents’ ideas and concerns. I approach this process with humility and a willingness to work with and for my neighbors.

Thanks to everyone who made the timme to support me on this big night. I can’t do this alone, and I’m grateful to know so many great people are behind me.