Metro Council Member Jim King is dealing with a family emergency as he will be traveling this week with his son to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. King acknowledged his son's illness in an e-mail to fellow council members.
I am sorry to inform you that I will be traveling to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston with my son on February 25 and will be unable to attend this event and the Metro Council meeting that night. The time and date of the visit to the Cancer Center was chosen by the physicians we will be seeing and not us. I apologize that I can not be with you but I’m sure you understand my need to be with my son at this time. Thanks for your understanding.
Earlier, the King campaign rolled out another endorsement:
UNITED UNION OF ROOFERS, WATERPROOFERS AND ALLIED WORKERS LOCAL 147 ENDORSES JIM KING FOR MAYOR
Today, the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local 147 proudly endorsed Jim King for Mayor of Louisville. This comes as the second endorsement in as many weeks from a Building and Constructions Trades Union.
"Jim King has always stood with working families in this community," said Bill Engler, Roofers Representative and Trustee of the Greater Louisville Building and Construction Trades Council. "He'll bring a new air of openness to the Mayor's office and will allow for all people to have a seat at the table."
Councilman King has had a 100% pro-labor record as Metro Councilman, standing with working families on issues like a living wage, fair labor standards and supporting apprenticeship programs. Additionally, he recently released "Ten Commitments to Louisville 's Working Families" that provides workers with a written commitment that ensures their voice will be heard in city government.
"The United Union of Roofers represents a group of men and women that are working hard to improve the quality of life for all Louisvillians," Councilman King stated. "I thank them for their endorsement and promise to always stand tall for the values we collectively represent."
Councilman King has recently rolled out endorsements that include the Carpenters and Millwrights Union, the Asbestos and Insulators Union and several key south-end elected officials including Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Stengel, former Mayor of Shively, Jim Jenkins, State Representative Dennis Horlander and Metro Council members George Unseld, Bob Henderson, Marianne Butler and Dan Johnson.