Eleven major party candidates will seek the Louisville mayor’s office this year. The deadline to file for the May primary was Tuesday.
For the Democrats, Metro Councilman Jim King and businessman Greg Fischer lead in fundraising. Behind them are Councilman David Tandy, businessmen Tyler Allen, and Burrell Farnsley, businesswoman Shannon White, resident Connie Marshall and recent entrant Lisa Moxley.
For the GOP, Councilman Hal Heiner leads in fundraising, but he hasn’t raised as much money as King or Fischer. Also on the ballot is businessman Chris Thieneman. Jonathan Robertson entered the race on Tuesday afternoon.
Two of the eleven current candidates will remain after the May 18th primaries. They will likely face at least two independent candidates who have declared their intentions to run. The filing deadline for independents is in August.
The candidates are all vying to replace outgoing mayor Jerry Abramson, who will run for Lieutenant Governor next year.