Tyler Allen, the dark horse mayoral candidate who may have the most loyal network of supporters from his 8664 campaign, plans to officially enter the Louisville mayor's race on Wednesday. In an e-mail blast to supporters on Monday, Allen thanked supporters for helping raise $10,000 for his campaign in the last 48 hours of 2009.
Here's his News release:
Local business owner Tyler Allen will make it official and enter the four-and-a-half month race to become the next Mayor of Louisville. Allen will file his forms this Wednesday at noon to compete in the Democratic Primary.
According to Allen, “We have started a conversation about making our government better for everyone, not just a few. People are listening, and looking for opportunities to have their voices heard. Louisvillians love their community and want to help their city grow.”
Allen, a co-founder of 8664, one of the largest grassroots organizations in Kentucky’s history, will join his family and supporters at the Jefferson County Board of Elections Office located at 810 Barrett Avenue to make his candidacy official.
“We’re going to bring new energy, new direction and new leadership to the challenges that confront Louisville now and in the future,” Allen said.