Four Metro Council Democrats, including Council President Tom Owen, are not backing the Democratic nominee for the 6th District Metro Council seat. Instead, they are endorsing Downtown Management District executive Ken Herndon, who failed to win the support of the whole council after Councilman George Unseld's death, and also failed in his bid to be named the Democratic Party's nominee for a special election in November.
University of Louisville Professor Deonte Hollowell, elected as a compromise candidate after a five hour stalemate on June 30, is running for the seat as an Independent.
On July 29, David James, the former President of the Fraternal Order of Police and LMPD spokesperson, was named the Democratic nominee by a nine-member Nominating Committee of the LJCDP Executive Committee. James is also a professor at the University of Louisville.
And, Advertising Federation of Louisville Chairman Candace Jaworski is the Republican nominee, as named by the GOP.
A news release from 6th District Metro Council candidate Ken Herndon says Metro Council members Jon Ackerson, Rick Blackwell, Tom Owen and Tina Ward-Pugh are endorsing "Write-In Democrat Ken Herndon."
"We know firsthand what it takes to be a great Councilman and Ken Herndon is clearly ready to lead the 6th District from day one," the four said in a statement.