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Following the Yarmuth retirement announcement, and the seconds-later McGarvey announcement that he was running for Yarmuth's seat, come two more candidate announcement via the email inbox.
Dearing announces for Louisville mayor
Via press release:
This morning, Carla Dearing launched her campaign for the Democratic nomination for mayor of Louisville with an announcement video shared on social media. In it, Carla talks about building a Louisville that works for everyone by: making our neighborhoods safer for everyone, disproportionately investing in lower-income neighborhoods and building a coordinated ecosystem of affordable housing, workforce development, and quality childcare and pre-K, and unleashing the potential of our artists and entrepreneurs.
“We’re in a transformational moment for Louisville and we can’t miss this opportunity,” said Carla. “The status quo is not working. I’m running to create big, bold change; that means centering the voices often left out of the process. We have so many diverse, dynamic people here doing the work already. I’ve spent my career innovating and turning around businesses and nonprofits big and small, and I succeeded with a leadership formula: identifying talent, bringing people together around a shared strategy, getting things funded, creating true accountability and communicating. Let’s aim higher, and build a vibrant, world-class city, where people want to move, stay and everyone can thrive.”
A business executive, entrepreneur and former nonprofit leader, Carla has spent her career bringing people together to get big things done. Carla currently runs Velo, a firm specializing in providing expertise on strategy, growth and access to capital for black, brown, women and LGBTQ owned companies and projects, spurring development in West Louisville. She is an eighteen-year board member of the Jefferson Community and Technical College Foundation, served as a volunteer executive adviser to the Louisville Urban League’s development of its $53 million Norton Sports Health Athletics and Learning Complex and has served on the TARC board for the past year.
Burke announces for Flood seat
Via press release:
Lindsey Burke, 37, of Lexington, has announced her candidacy for the 75th District State Representative seat being vacated by incumbent Kelly Flood. Burke is a social worker-turned-attorney and founder of the legal services nonprofit, Micah Legal. Her commitment to community is noteworthy – Lindsey has been in service to Lexington communities for a decade, having worked or interned with Lexington Rescue Mission, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and more.
Lindsey’s campaign kick-off fundraiser event is this Thursday, October 14, from 5pm-6:30pm, on the patio at Centro, 113 Cheapside, next to 5/3 Pavilion. All residents of the district and the Lexington community-at-large are invited to attend.
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