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Tandy has a plan, King an endorsement

by Joe Arnold


Posted on March 8, 2010 at 12:12 AM

David Tandy

What role does a mayor have in setting education policy in Louisville?  Councilman and Democratic primary mayoral candidate David Tandy is set to discuss his education policy at an event Monday night.  Tandy's campaign says he will discuss the plan from 6pm-8pm with voters at the Newburg Community Center. 

Jim King

Speaking of education, Democrat Jim King has racked up another union endorsement, this time from the Jefferson County Teachers Association. King is also endorsed by Dennis Horlander, Marianne Butler, Madonna Flood, Dave Stengel, Cyril Allgeier, Steve Magre, Bob Henderson, George Unseld, Dan Johnson, and various building trade unions.

News release

Today, the Jefferson County Teachers Association proudly endorsed Jim King for Mayor of Louisville. This comes as the fourth endorsement in two weeks for King for Mayor. The JCTA represents over 6,000 teachers, librarians, speech clinicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists in the Jefferson County school system.

"I am so grateful and honored that the JCTA has endorsed my candidacy for Mayor of Louisville," said Councilman Jim King. "JCTA has proven itself to be a progressive force in moving education forward in Louisville. My commitment is to always stand with our teachers, school workers and parents to better the lives of our children in Jefferson County."

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.

"With five labor unions and several prominent elected officials now endorsing our campaign, it is clear that the momentum in this race has shifted toward Jim King," said Jonathan Hurst, Campaign Manager for Jim King for Mayor. "Voters are starting to see a clear choice for Mayor in the Democratic primary and we firmly believe that Jim King is that choice."

Councilman King has recently rolled out endorsements that include the Carpenters and Millwrights Union, the Asbestos and Insulators Union, the United Union of Roofers, the Sheet Metal Workers' 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.