2014 Louisville Mayoral Race http://wfpl.org en Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again http://wfpl.org/post/jackie-green-running-louisville-mayor-again <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguing that incumbent Greg Fischer has failed the city in critical ways,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackie Green will &nbsp;again running for Louisville Metro mayor.</span></p><p>Green, a 61-year-old transportation activist and small business owner, will enter the race as an independent. &nbsp;Fischer, a Democrat, and Republican Robert Devore are the only candidates who filed for the May primary.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 20:01:22 +0000 Devin Katayama 8498 at http://wfpl.org Jackie Green is Running for Louisville Mayor Again Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014 http://wfpl.org/post/heres-whos-running-louisville-metro-offices-2014 <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will have a Republican challenger in the 2014 election. And the Democratic primary for the Louisville Metro Council district being vacated by Tina Ward-Pugh will have 13 candidates. Four Council members will have no challenger at all, barring independents entering the races.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:58:40 +0000 Joseph Lord 8403 at http://wfpl.org Here's Who's Running for Louisville Metro Offices in 2014 Mayor Greg Fischer on WFPL Thursday for a News Special http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-wfpl-thursday-news-special <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will join WFPL on Thursday for an hour-long news special.</p><p>Fischer will be asked about possible changes to the Metro Council members' <a href="/term/discretionary-funds">discretionary spending, </a>the <a href="/term/vision-louisville">Vision Louisville project, </a><a href="/term/nba">professional</a> <a href="/post/could-louisville-support-major-league-soccer-team">sports </a>and more. He'll also discuss his bid for re-election in 2014.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6555 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer on WFPL Thursday for a News Special Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw Bypassing Mayoral Run for Now http://wfpl.org/post/jefferson-county-clerk-bobbie-holsclaw-bypassing-mayoral-run-now <p>Republican Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw is not interested in a run for Louisville mayor despite encouragement to take on Democratic incumbent Greg Fischer.</p><p>In April, Fischer announced his intentions to run for a second term in 2014, and Occupy Louisville member Ike Thacker told WFPL last week he plans to run for mayor as an independent.</p><p>No GOP challenger has voiced interest in the race thus far despite observers pointing out that Fischer barely won in 2010.</p><p>Some have <a href="http://jamesyoungky.com/2013/04/30/gregfischervslouisvillegrandma/">tossed Holsclaw's name out </a>there&nbsp;as a potential opponent, citing her overall popularity and 16 years in office.</p><p>Holsclaw says the GOP needs to field a credible contender and a woman needs to run for mayor, but she is seeking a fifth term as clerk next year.</p><p>"Right now, today I’m running for re-election for Jefferson County clerk," she says.</p><p>Asked if that means she would re-consider at some point, Holsclaw told WFPL she has the right to change her mind before next year’s filing deadline. Mon, 06 May 2013 13:40:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5269 at http://wfpl.org Jefferson County Clerk Bobbie Holsclaw Bypassing Mayoral Run for Now Occupy Louisville Member Running for Mayor http://wfpl.org/post/occupy-louisville-member-running-mayor <p>Longtime social justice advocate Ike Thacker announced this week he is running for mayor of Louisville as an independent.</p><p>Thacker is a local writer and community activist who serves on the boards of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and the Fellowship of Reconciliation. He also served as a spokesman for Occupy Louisville, which held a six month long protest in downtown against U.S. economic policies.</p><p>Thacker says he is running to help the poor, and plans to advocate for cuts to military spending as mayor to help invest in low-income parts of the city.</p><p>"I simply believe that all 7 billion of us on this planet and the 750,000 or so of us in Louisville are absolutely, equally human regardless of everything. That’s every black or brown person in west or south Louisville just as much as the Ivy League east enders," he says.</p><p>Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer announced last month he is seeking re-election.</p><p> Thu, 02 May 2013 19:57:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5237 at http://wfpl.org Occupy Louisville Member Running for Mayor Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Announces Re-Election Bid http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-announces-re-election-bid <p>In a message to supporters, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced he is running for re-election in 2014.</p><p>The mayor had avoided the question when asked about seeking a second term in recent weeks, and the timing of the announcement had changed from January to mid-summer.</p><p>At the time, there were <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-mum-re-election">rumors Fischer was considering a bid for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat</a> held by Republican Mitch McConnell, but the mayor later said he was leaning towards running for re-election.</p><p>Fischer acknowledged at a press conference Tuesday afternoon that the decision to run for a second term was based in part on continued rumors he was thinking about the U.S. Senate race in 2014 or the 2015 gubernatorial contest.</p><p>"I felt it was best to go ahead and make my intentions clear that I want to be mayor for a second term. There’s an awful lot of work that still needs to be done. We’ve got good momentum as a city. My family’s excited and has been fully behind me so I felt like now was a good time to make the statement," he says.</p><p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:09:19 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5100 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Announces Re-Election Bid Mayor Greg Fischer to Announce Re-Election Intentions This Month http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-announce-re-election-intentions-month <p>Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is preparing to announce whether he will seek a second term or not.</p><p>In December, Fischer balked at questions on running for re-election in 2014. At the time, there were <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-mum-re-election">rumors he was considering a bid for Kentucky's U.S. Senate seat</a> held by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.</p><p>Fischer told WFPL earlier this year he wasn’t interested in challenging McConnell and was <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/mayor-greg-fischer-leaning-toward-running-second-term">leaning towards running for a second term</a> as mayor. He initially said a decision would be announced this summer, but now he says he’s moved the announcement up to this month.</p><p>"We’ll be making an announcement on that sometime in April, but I’m in the final stages of making that decision," he says.<br> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 19:10:56 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4812 at http://wfpl.org Mayor Greg Fischer to Announce Re-Election Intentions This Month