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Brandon Coan

As anticipated, the Louisville Metro Council race for the District 8 seat is getting crowded.

Attorney Brandon Coan, 35, announced Wednesday that he’d seek the seat currently held by Councilman Tom Owen, who has represented the Highlands area on Louisville’s legislative bodies for 22 years.

Owen announced last year that he would not seek another term in office.

“We are more than a dozen distinct neighborhoods and independent cities, each with its own concerns and strengths to bring to the table,” Coan, a Democrat, said in a news release. “We all need to work together, and I intend to make District 8 the most collaborative and inclusive in Jefferson County.”

Coan is involved in several community groups, and is also a member of the Louisville Public Media Board of Directors. He had previously served as an adviser to Greg Fischer’s mayoral campaign.

Democrats William Corey Nett, Josh White, Terra Long and Lynnie Meyer have filed to run for the District 8 seat.