For Mayor: Tyler Allen Is In

This is no surprise to anyone following the musical chairs of the Mayor’s Race, but Tyler Allen is running for Mayor.

Allen filed paperwork with the State which allows him to start raising money, and told the C-J that he will make a formal announcement of his plans soon. He told us weeks ago that he was pretty sure he was going to join in the race.

Allen is a co-founder of, which advocates building an East End bridge and removing sections of I-64 downtown. He also owns a successful company, USA Image Technologies, in Jeffersontown.

The 40-year-old is an ardent critic of Mayor Jerry Abramson, and especially his opinions on the bridges plan for downtown.

Next May’s Democratic primary will include Metro Council members Jim King and David Tandy, businessman Greg Fischer and community volunteer Connie Marshall.