Louisville, Kentucky municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Louisville, Kentucky will hold partisan elections for mayor and city council on November 4, 2014. Republican and democratic primary elections took place on May 20, 2014.[1] Thirteen of the 26 city council seats are up for election. These include districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

Incumbents are running in districts 1, 3, 5, 11, 15, 17, 21, 23 and 25. Districts 7, 9, 13 and 19, however, are open seats.

Minimum wage, natural gas and urban infrastructure are some of the key issues shaping Louisville's 2014 election cycle.

Mayor

Candidate list

November 4 General election candidates:

City council

Candidate list

District 1

Note: No Republican candidates filed for District 1.

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

District 3

Note: No Republican candidates filed for District 3.

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

District 5

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: Because John M. Owen was the only Republican candidate for District 5, there was no Republican primary contest.

District 7

Note: Incumbent Ken Fleming (R) did not run for re-election.

May 20 Republican primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: Because Bruce Maples was the only Democratic candidate for District 7, there was no Democratic primary contest.

District 9

Note: Incumbent Tina Ward-Pugh (D) did not run for re-election.

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: Because Laura A. Rice was the only Republican candidate for District 9, there was no Republican primary contest.

District 11

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: District 11 did not hold a primary contest.

District 13

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: District 13 did not hold a primary contest. No Republican candidates filed for District 13.

District 15

Note: No Republican candidates filed for District 15.

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

District 17

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: District 17 did not hold a primary contest.

District 19

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: Incumbent Jerry T. Miller is not running for re-election. District 19 did not hold a primary contest. No Democratic candidates filed for District 19.

District 21

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: No Republican candidates filed for District 21.

District 23

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: District 23 did not hold a primary contest. No Democratic candidates filed for District 23.

  • Republican Party James Peden - Incumbent Peden was first elected in 2002.

District 25

November 4 General election candidates:
Note: District 25 did not hold a primary contest. No Republican candidates filed for District 21.

  • Democratic Party David Yates - Incumbent Yates was first elected in 2010.

Election results

Primary election

Louisville City Council District 1 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Green 55% 1,711
Attica Woodson Scott Incumbent 45% 1,400
Total Votes 3,111
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council District 3 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMary C. Woolridge Incumbent 82.7% 2,687
David Whitlock 17.3% 561
Total Votes 3,248
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council District 5 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bryant Hamilton Incumbent 64.9% 1,857
Keith Morgan 35.1% 1,004
Total Votes 2,861
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council District 9 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hollander 27.7% 1,288
Stephen P. Imhoff 6.3% 294
Greg Bourke 3.4% 158
Bette Niemi 5.3% 244
Jane Natalie Bennett 6.8% 315
Jason Clark 0.5% 23
Benjamin Vaughan 2.2% 100
Jonathan Mussel White 3.2% 149
J.P. Davis 10.7% 496
Mike Brooks 7.3% 339
Geoffrey Morris 2.8% 129
Chris Hartley 18.7% 871
Mollie Younger Noe 5.2% 240
Total Votes 4,646
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council District 15 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarianne Butler Incumbent 64.8% 1,280
Khalilah V. Collins 21.1% 416
Blake Oliver 14.1% 279
Total Votes 1,975
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council District 21 Democratic Primary Election Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 70.7% 939
Erich V. Shumake 29.3% 390
Total Votes 1,329
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results

Issues

As November approaches, key issues have begun to emerge in Louisville's 2014 election cycle. Below, Ballotpedia highlights what they are and how they impacting the city's 2014 municipal elections.

Minimum wage

In September, the Louisville Metro Council began debating a proposal to increase the city's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the course of three years. The proposal sparked immediate debate. Supporters have argued that the city's current minimum wage has fallen far behind cost-of-living increases and therefore needs to be raised, while opponents have expressed concerns over how a wage increase might adversely affect local businesses and economic development.[2] The issue has become a frequent topic of discussion amongst Louisville's 2014 municipal candidates.[3]

Natural Gas

Louisville's adopted operating budget for 2014 included a 2% increase in the cost of natural gas. Supporters of the plan, such as Mayor Greg Fischer, who originally proposed the increase, have argued that it will generate new revenues that the city can use for funding public safety and youth programs. Opponents, on the other hand, have noted that the fee increase will likely be passed on to consumers and will raise monthly utility bills.[4] As with minimum wage, the cost of natural gas has become a recurring theme in Louisville's 2014 election cycle.[5]

Infrastructure

A third issue shaping Louisville's 2014 municipal elections is urban infrastructure. The topic has made several appearances at candidate forums and debates and has ranged from discussions over road and sidewalk repair to creating new bike lanes and green spaces.[5][3]

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