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King Refuses to Announce Candidacy

Jim King has refused to announce his candidacy for mayor, at least for now.
According to an article on the Courier-Journal, Jim King has been on the list of individuals expected to run for mayor in place of Jerry Abramson. A press release from Jim King’s Office states:

“Statement from Jim King regarding Abramson announcement and 2010 Mayoral election:

“I would like to congratulate Governor Steve Beshear for selecting one of America’s outstanding leaders, Mayor Jerry Abramson, to join his ticket for the 2011 Governor’s election. Whoever succeeds Mayor Abramson as the next Mayor of Louisville has large shoes to fill. He has earned our respect and gratitude for his commitment to Louisville these last 25 years.

Over the past few weeks, as it grew increasingly clear that Mayor Abramson would be joining Governor Steve Beshear’s ticket, I have been encouraged by family, friends and respected leaders in our community to seriously consider running for Mayor in 2010.

Today is not the time for an announcement about my own political future, but it is certainly the time for our community to begin a discussion about how we move Louisville forward, particularly in these tough economic times. Now is also the beginning of what should be a great debate about what type of leader can best manage one of America’s largest cities and provide the vision for a Greater Louisville.

I look forward to participating in that debate and expect to make an announcement about my plans in the coming weeks.”

July 21, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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