LOUISVILLE (WHAS11) – Louisville Metro Council President David Yates has called a special meeting of the council’s Committee of the Whole for Monday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. to interview 19 candidates who have applied for District 21 Council Member.

The meeting will take place in Council Chambers.

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“Each candidate will have an opportunity to present themselves to Council Members and explain why they would be the best choice for filling this vacant Council seat,” says Yates. “The Council will have a chance to ask questions and learn more about the candidate’s goals for serving the district.”
The Jefferson County Attorney’s office is in the process of reviewing the applications to see if the applicants meet qualifications.

The council is working to ensure District 21 residents have their own representative at the earliest possible date.

Yates plans to call for a vote on filling the vacant seat during the Dec. 14 regular Metro Council meeting.

District 21 includes the Beechmont and Iroquois neighborhoods in South Louisville.


Metro Council removed Dan Johnson from his position as the councilman for District 21 earlier in November.

A committee found he violated an agreement to keep his seat following sexual misconduct allegations.

The seat has to be filled by Dec. 18.