It was not a matter of IF Jim King would run for mayor, only WHEN he would announce his candidacy. And, we now know that the announcement is Wednesday at the Fraternal Order of Police Sheriff Deputies' Swiss Hall in Germantown.
An updated Mayor's Race blog overview is on the way, in the mean time, here's King's news release --
JIM KING TO ANNOUNCE MAYORAL CANDIDACY
Local businessman and councilman to focus on jobs, safety and services, and solid fiscal management
Jim King will announce on Wednesday his candidacy for Mayor of Metro Louisville. His leadership agenda for Metro Louisville is focused on growing the local economy, providing reliable safety and services and managing the city budget.
Jim King, Former Metro Council President and King Southern Bank founder and CEO
719 Lynn Street
Wednesday, August 26th
Jim King is the founder and CEO of the accounting firm, King and Company, as well as president of King Southern Bank. He has served as chairman of both the Community Bankers Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Bankers Association. After being elected to the Metro Council in 2005, King rose to the position of Chair of the Democratic Caucus in 2006 and 2007, became President in 2008, and currently serves as Budget Committee Chair. He represents District 10, which includes the neighborhoods of Germantown, Audubon Park and West Buechel among others. He also currently serves on the boards of the Louisville Orchestra, the Kentucky Derby Festival, the Boys and Girls Club, the University of Louisville Overseers and Simmons College Trustees.
Born and raised in Louisville, King attended St. Raphael the Archangel School, St. Xavier High School and the University of Louisville where he earned a degree in accounting. He is married to wife, Debbie, and has four children and eight grandchildren, all of whom also reside in Louisville.