Abramson Spokesperson Joins Fischer Campaign

by Stephanie Crosby

The last day on the job for Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson’s spokesperson Chris Poynter is tomorrow. Poynter says he’s leaving the Abramson administration for a position with democrat Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign.

“I don’t think there is a current plan to fill my position, I think the duties here at the mayor’s office will be scattered among the existing staff,” says Poynter. “That could change in the future, but I think that’s the plan for now.”

There are only six months remaining in the Abramson administration. The mayor decided not to seek a final term, and will instead run for Lieutenant Governor.

Poynter will serve as Director of Communications for the Fischer campaign, a position in which he says he’ll also oversee policy matters. He starts the new job July 6th.