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Ken Herndon for Metro Council

January 8th, 2008 by jake · 3 Comments

Ken Herndon, Louisville-Jefferson County’s Democratic Judge-Executive, has officially filed to run for the 6th District Metro Council seat that represents Old Louisville, several South Central neighborhoods, the area surrounding the University of Louisville and a portion of downtown. The 6th District seat is currently held by Democratic Councilman George Unseld.

“I look forward to offering the residents of the 6th District the kind of high-energy, focused leadership other districts have had and that we deserve”, says Herndon.

Herndon has been a staple of Democratic politics in Louisville for decades. Via a press release today, his campaign noted that he’s been knocking on doors for six months and has already raised nearly $20,000 for the local race.

Tags: Metro Council · Politics

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Magruder // Jan 9, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    Well, Unseld has also been a staple of Democratic politics for a long time, having already been an alderman in the old city government.

    This looks like a tough primary fight, for Herndon.

  • 2 Jake // Jan 9, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Unseld has done jack for his constituency and remains horribly unavailable. Party due to his health, but, it’s high time for him to move on and retire.

  • 3 Steve Magruder // Jan 9, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    But if Unseld doesn’t budge, it will be a hard fight. Incumbency is a powerful thing.