Louisville, Kentucky municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Louisville, Kentucky held 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 were up for election. These included Districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23 and 25.

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

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

Mayor

Candidate list

November 4 General election candidates:

Election results

Mayor of Louisville, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGreg Fischer Incumbent 68.5% 172,810
     Republican Bob DeVore 31.3% 78,870
     Other Write-in 0.2% 511
Total Votes 252,191
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results

City council

Candidate list

District 1

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General 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, no Republican primary contest was held.

District 11

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

District 13

Note: District 13 did not hold a primary contest.
November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Note: No Republican candidates filed for District 15.

May 20 Democratic primary election candidates:

November 4 General 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 did not run 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 Green check mark transparent.png - 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 Green check mark transparent.png - Incumbent Yates was first elected in 2010.

Election results

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Louisville City Council, District 1, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJessica Green 98.3% 6,511
     Other Write-in 1.7% 110
Total Votes 6,621
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 3, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMary C. Woolridge 99% 7,154
     Other Write-in 1% 70
Total Votes 7,224
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 5, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCheri Bryant Hamilton Incumbent 88.8% 6,198
     Republican John M. Owen 10.9% 764
     Other Write-in 0.2% 17
Total Votes 6,979
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 7, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Leet 59.4% 7,828
     Democratic Bruce Maples 40.6% 5,346
     Other Write-in 0.1% 7
Total Votes 13,181
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 9, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBill Hollander 61.3% 7,943
     Republican Laura A. Rice 38.6% 5,000
     Other Write-in 0.1% 10
Total Votes 12,953
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 11, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Kramer Incumbent 56.6% 6,638
     Democratic Larry Hujo 43.4% 5,088
     Other Write-in 0% 4
Total Votes 11,730
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 13, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngVicki Aubrey Welch Incumbent 97.3% 4,261
     Other Write-in 2.7% 116
Total Votes 4,377
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 15, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarianne Butler Incumbent 97.8% 5,054
     Other Write-in 2.2% 112
Total Votes 5,166
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 17, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGlen Stuckel Incumbent 52.7% 5,981
     Democratic Susan Johns 47.3% 5,361
     Other Write-in 0% 2
Total Votes 11,344
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 19, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Denton 98.3% 10,194
     Other Write-in 1.7% 177
Total Votes 10,371
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 21, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Johnson Incumbent 66.5% 3,617
     Independent John A. Witt 28% 1,525
     Other Write-in 5.4% 295
Total Votes 5,437
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 23, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Peden Incumbent 97.4% 7,599
     Other Write-in 2.6% 200
Total Votes 7,799
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results
Louisville City Council, District 25, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Yates Incumbent 97.6% 5,623
     Other Write-in 2.4% 139
Total Votes 5,762
Source: Jefferson County Clerk's Office - 2014 General Election Results

Louisville City Council, District 1 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, 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, 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 7 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAngela Leet 76.8% 2,151
Shawn Slone 23.2% 650
Total Votes 2,801
Source: Jefferson County Clerk - Official primary election results
Louisville City Council, District 9 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, 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, 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

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 argued that the city's current minimum wage has fallen far behind cost-of-living increases and therefore needs to be raised, while opponents expressed concerns over how a wage increase might adversely affect local businesses and economic development.[2] The issue became 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, argued that it will generate new revenues that the city could use for funding public safety and youth programs. Opponents, on the other hand, 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 was a recurring theme in Louisville's 2014 election cycle.[5]

Infrastructure

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

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