Several candidates for state legislative office are decrying the partisanship in Frankfort that has put their bids in limbo. The General Assembly approved new district maps last month, but the plans faced legal challenges and were thrown out last week by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherds’ ruling. That’s caused candidates who are running in the… Continue reading Legislative Candidates Frustrated With Limbo Status
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
For months, pundits and political observers have offered various insights into the 2010 elections. This could be a big year for the Tea Party, for mainstream Republicans, for moderates or for challengers to incumbents. But those are national predictions.
MSD requested a $330 million bond that would be guaranteed by the city. The money will mostly go toward federally-mandated sewer improvements.
Several councilmembers praised this year’s process of revising and amending the mayor’s initial budget proposal. For the eight time in a row, Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins voted against the plan.
Republican Hawkins has represented the southwestern district for two terms. His challenger, Dr. Robert Thrasher, says Hawkins is too prone to political posturing and has not spent his tenure serving constituents.
Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins has earned a reputation with some of his colleagues that does him few favors. He’s sometimes seen as a contrarian on certain issues, especially those championed by the mayor, and the two-term Republican is often outspoken on matters beyond the council’s control. Hawkins is up for re-election this year, and with two opponents, he could be in for the toughest race in his career.
Thirteen seats in the Louisville Metro Council are up for election this year, and Tuesday was the deadline to file to run.
Louisville Metro Councilman Doug Hawkins is taking his fight against a police storage facility to the General Assembly.
In Kentucky’s 37th state senatorial district –Jefferson county—Democrat Perry B. Clark has won the election. WFPL’s Kristin Espeland reports.