Jessica Green http://wfpl.org en Jessica Green Beats Attica Scott in Louisville Council District 1 Race: 'My Mother Has Spoken.' http://wfpl.org/post/jessica-green-beats-attica-scott-louisville-council-district-1-race-my-mother-has-spoken <p>The Louisville Metro Council's first district will have a new representative.</p><p>Jessica Green has defeated incumbent Attica Scott in the Democratic primary, and is the de facto winner of the general election, as she faces no Republican opponent.</p><p>Green won 55 percent to Scott's 45 percent, or 311 votes.</p><p>Green is the daughter of the late District 1 Councilwoman Judy Green, who was removed from office in 2011 for ethics violations.</p><p>“Many people tried to make this race about my mother," Jessica Green says. "My mother has spoken and she has gotten the last word.”</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 00:19:46 +0000 Gabe Bullard 9389 at http://wfpl.org Jessica Green Beats Attica Scott in Louisville Council District 1 Race: 'My Mother Has Spoken.' Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-primary-races-watch-tuesday <p>Kentucky voters settle who'll be the Democratic and Republican nominees in the November general election during the primary on Tuesday. &nbsp;Many primary races in Louisville won't be especially competitive, but a handful are worth watching.</p><p>Here are the races to watch in Louisville.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 18:58:10 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9371 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Primary Races to Watch on Tuesday Attica Scott, Council Democrats Blast Jessica Green Over 'Off to Arizona' Mailer http://wfpl.org/post/attica-scott-council-democrats-blast-jessica-green-over-arizona-mailer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Councilwoman Attica Scott is denouncing a new mailer by challenger Jessica Green that claims the incumbent is supporting "illegal immigrants" over District 1 citizens.</span></p><p>The new campaign ad was released to voters this week and criticizes Scott for opposing the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/potential-walmart-plays-role-louisville-metro-council-district-1-election">West End Walmart development</a> deal.</p><p>It accuses Scott of opposing the estimated 300 jobs the project is expected to bring.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:40:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9362 at http://wfpl.org Attica Scott, Council Democrats Blast Jessica Green Over 'Off to Arizona' Mailer 'Parkland Rising' Artist Says Jessica Green's Attack Mailer Against Attica Scott is Misleading http://wfpl.org/post/parkland-rising-artist-says-jessica-greens-attack-mailer-against-attica-scott-misleading <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville Metro Council District 1 candidate Jessica Green is slamming incumbent Attica Scott over a </span><a href="http://vp.telvue.com/player?id=T01343&amp;video=166632" style="line-height: 1.5;">public art project in the Parkland neighborhood</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;that was backed by several community groups.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 18:50:36 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9347 at http://wfpl.org 'Parkland Rising' Artist Says Jessica Green's Attack Mailer Against Attica Scott is Misleading Chart: Most Campaign Cash for Attica Scott and Jessica Green Comes from Outside District 1 http://wfpl.org/post/chart-most-campaign-cash-attica-scott-and-jessica-green-comes-outside-district-1 <p>In the Democratic primary for the Louisville <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat">Metro Council District 1 seat</a>, both incumbent <a href="http://atticascott.com/">Attica Scott</a> and challenger <a href="http://votejessicagreen.com/about.html">Jessica Green</a> have showcased their ties to the community.</p><p>A WFPL analysis of the two candidate's finance reports this past quarter, however, shows the vast majority of their funding comes from outside the district covering west and southwest Louisville.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:56:04 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9309 at http://wfpl.org Chart: Most Campaign Cash for Attica Scott and Jessica Green Comes from Outside District 1 Louisville Council Democrats' Probe to Possibly Remove Member Involves District 1 Primary Race http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-council-democrats-probe-possibly-remove-member-involves-district-1-primary-race <p>An internal probe on whether to remove a Louisville Metro Council Democrat from the majority caucus involves the District 1 primary race.</p><p>Earlier this month, Democratic Caucus Chair Vicki Aubrey <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-metro-council-democrats-consider-removing-member-wont-say-who-or-why">Welch alleged that a legislative aide for one of the members had been working to defeat an incumbent</a>, which Welch said was in violation of their rules.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:50:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8716 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Council Democrats' Probe to Possibly Remove Member Involves District 1 Primary Race Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election http://wfpl.org/post/potential-walmart-plays-role-louisville-metro-council-district-1-election <p>The debate over a potential Walmart in west Louisville is beginning to influence a city election.</p><p>In the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat">Democratic primary election for the Metro Council Distirct 1 seat</a>, attorney Jessica Green is challenging incumbent Attica Scott in a closely watched contest.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:49:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8487 at http://wfpl.org Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election Late Louisville Councilwoman Judy Green’s Daughter Running for Mother’s Seat http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat <p>The daughter of the late Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green is running for the seat once occupied by her mother.</p><p>Attorney Jessica Green is a 32-year-old former prosecutor in the Commonwealth Attorney’s office who is running against incumbent Attica Scott in the Democratic primary.</p><p>Green's mother represented District 1, which covers parts of west and southwest Louisville, for five years.</p><p>Judy Green was the first candidate to defeat an incumbent in council history. In 2011, she was ousted from office over a pair of ethics violations—also a Metro Government first.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:30:45 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8410 at http://wfpl.org Late Louisville Councilwoman Judy Green’s Daughter Running for Mother’s Seat