Louisville Mayor-elect Greg Fischer paid a visit to Metro Hall Wednesday. Fischer spoke with current Mayor Jerry Abramson about issues he will face upon taking office in January. One of the chief topics is the city budget.
Fischer’s goal now is to further familiarize himself with Metro Government. After he narrowly defeated Hal Heiner in the mayoral election, Fischer said despite having Mayor Jerry Abramson’s endorsement, he has not talked with the mayor about moving into Metro Hall.
Yarmuth defeated Todd Lally Tuesday night. In his acceptance speech, Yarmuth criticized Lally and other Republicans for trying to tie Democratic candidates to President Barack Obama and outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
For the first time ever, an elected incumbent member of Louisville’s Metro Council has been unseated.
Democrat David Yates defeated Republican Doug Hawkins in the 25th District, which covers a portion of southwest Louisville
Polls opened Tuesday morning at 6 am in Louisville, and turnout at many locations has been relatively strong.
Outside of a polling place in the Highlands, voters said they’ve been following the mayor’s race and the Senate race closely, and were eager to vote.
For about 30 minutes, Mr. Clinton discussed what he saw as the perils of Paul’s small government platform. He also spoke against outside groups such as Crossroads GPS that have run ads critical of Conway.
The Secretary of State’s office has predicted 48 percent statewide turnout. But with a high-profile mayor’s race, Jefferson County Clerk’s spokesperson Nore Ghibaudy says he thinks local turnout will be around 57%. He says absentee voting is also high.
In the seven-year history of the Louisville Metro Council, no elected incumbent has ever lost a bid for re-election. This year, there are nine contested races, seven of which are between elected incumbents and challengers.
Fourteen months of campaigning will come to an end Tuesday as Louisvillians elect a new mayor.
Two active candidates remain in the race: Democrat Greg Fischer and Republican Hal Heiner.
Voters downtown and in west Louisville can choose from First District incumbent Diane Porter and challengers Attica Scott, Bonnie Lash Freeman and Phyllis Morton.
In northeast Jefferson County, Third District incumbent and board chair Debbie Wesslund also faces three challengers—David Toborowsky, Brent Whaley and Daniel Smithson.