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Louisville Metro Council to Interview Applicants For Vacant District 10 Seat

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The Louisville Metro Council on Feb. 9 will interview 13 applicants for the vacant District 10 seat.

The District 10 seat opened last month with the death of Councilman Jim King, a Democrat who was also the council president.

Soon after King's death, the council accepted applicants from the district, which includes Camp Taylor, Buechel and Germantown. The full council will choose the next District 10 council member, whose tenure will last until a special election is held in November.

New council President David Tandy plans to call for a vote to fill the District 10 seat at the council's regular meeting set for Feb. 12.

In a released statement,  Tandy said the applicants will get to "explain why they would be the best choice for filling the vacant Council seat."

At the same time, the "Council will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about the candidate’s goals for serving the district," Tandy said.

The applicants are:


  • Bruce Brightwell, attorney
  • Nicholas Clark, independent insurance agent
  • Rich Gimmel, Race Track Chaplaincy of Kentucky, executive director
  • Joseph Greer, former Chevy Chase neighborhood association president
  • Herman Harris, retired Louisville Metro Police
  • Peter Hayes, Service For Peace, director
  • Jon Heck, attorney
  • Ellie Kerstetter, attorney
  • Liz Martin, adjunct professor, University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work
  • Michael Meeks, JCPS substitute teacher, lobbyist
  • Pat Mulvihill, Jefferson County Attorney’s Office, director of civil division
  • Albert Tronzo, chief of Camp Taylor Fire Protection District
  • Steve Magre, director of Child Care Advocates of Kentucky and a former member of the old Louisville Board of Aldermen
Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.