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Herndon makes it a four way race for Unseld's seat

Herndon makes it a four way race for Unseld's seat

George Unseld

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 16, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 16 at 11:31 PM

And Ken Herndon makes four.

Passed over by both the Louisville Metro Council and the Democratic Party to succeed the late George Unseld on the Council, Ken Herndon announced late Monday night that he will file for a write-in candidacy for the 6th District seat.  A special election on the November 2 ballot will decide from at least four candidates who will serve the remaining two years of Unseld's term after his death.

Herndon, a Downtown Management District executive, narrowly lost to Unseld in 2008.

"The Democratic Party promised the voters of the 6th District an open process.  Instead they got back-room deal making by a panel of party insiders - none of whom reside in the 6th District - which was orchestrated, in large part, by Metro Councilman Jim King," Herndon said in a statement.

In late June, King also orchestrated a late night compromise that offered the council seat to registered independent, Dr. Deonte Holowell, who has also filed to run in the special election.  Holowell is a University of Louisville professor.

Herndon calls the Democratic nominee, David James,  "an unfortunate choice made for the wrong reasons in a tainted process."

On July 29, James, the former President of the Fraternal Order of Police and LMPD spokesperson, was named the nominee by a nine-member Nominating Committee of the LJCDP Executive Committee.  James is also a professor at the University of Louisville.
 
“David James is an ideal candidate to serve the residents of District 6,"  said LJCDP Party Chairman Tim Longmeyer in a statement, "His law enforcement background makes him an excellent addition to the Metro Council.”

Meanwhile, the Louisville Republican Party has named Candace Jaworski as its nominee.  Jaworski is an account manager at Bisig Impact Group and is Chairman of the Advertising Federation of Louisville.

"I'm highly honored to be considered in this role and look forward to doing a lot of listening so I can learn more about how to help make our neighborhoods even better," Jaworski said in a statement.

 

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