Who doesn’t know Tina Ward-Pugh? Tina Ward-Pugh is one of the people who managed to occupy a seat on the board of the Metro Louisville in various districts. But this election provides an opportunity for anyone who wants to get his position.
Even members of the business association began to do the civic part. This puts them in a position to provide a candidate forum. Even the Frankfort Avenue Business Association will host a public forum for the District’s metro council candidates.
Even those who say that this forum will be held on Wednesday, March 19. Starting from 18.00 – 20.00 at the Eiffer Clifton Center Theatre, 2117 Payne St. This election will be held in the ninth district.
There are at least 13 candidates competing for seats on the Metro District Council. The election came after the resignation of Councilman Tina Ward-Pugh. At the time Tina Ward-Pugh said in December that she would not be running for re-election.
It is estimated that Tina Ward-Pugh’s term of office will end at the end of next year. There are several candidates namely Jane Natalie Benett, Jason Clark, Greg Bourke, Mike Brooks, JP Davis. In addition, there are Chris Hartley, Bill Hollander, Stephen P Imhoff, Geoffrey “Jeff” Morris, Jonathan Musselwhite.
Then other candidates such as Bette Niemi, Benjamin Vaughn to Mollie Younger Noe. Each candidate gets an equal opportunity of about 5 minutes to speak to the audience. This should also be followed by an informal meeting.
Later the participants can talk directly between one candidate and another. During the race, there were many controversies that occurred. This is after Mayor Greg Fischer endorsed Hollander.
Hollander was essentially an influential attorney with the law firm Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs in Louisville. There are even some candidates who have good business experience.
Call it like Jason Clark who is president of digital advertising firm Via Studio and Mollie Younger Noe as a Realtor. While Greg Bourke is the candidate who is best known for his role in the couple who had just been involved in a case.
The case overturned Kentucky’s ban on recognizing gay marriage or same-sex marriage. This is done in Jurisdictions and where marriages that are gay must be legalized. Then there’s Jeff Morris, a retired judge for the Jefferson Circuit Court.
Jane Natalie Bennett is a membership and community development specialist at The Girl Scouts of Kentuckians. Followed by Mike Brooks who is famous as a business manager at Stage One Family Theater and as co-artistic director at Theater (502).
There is Chris Hartley who is an associate attorney at The Zoppoth Lawa Firm. While Stephen Imhoff plays a lawyer who is the former chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Education.
Then Jonathan Jonathan Musselwhite plays an affordable housing advocate. Dan Bette Niemi is a lawyer whose job is to advocate for the poor to the less fortunate.
Benjamin Vaughn is an engineer and advocate for environmental to renewable energy. “Councilwoman Ward Pugh has been a strong supporter of many independent businesses along the Frankfort Avenue corridor over the years,” said FABA president and Comfy Cow co-owner Tim Koons McGee.
“Therefore, the business world is very interested in the candidate running to replace him. We feel that this Candidate Forum is a great opportunity not only for our business community. But it’s also for the entire 9th district to gauge exactly where each candidate stands on the issues that matter to them.”