Even though the project is largely paid for by a federal grant, Perkins opposed it, too. My appreciation goes to every candidate who stepped up to campaign for their views to continue to improve the city we all love. Dieruf, their current mayor, is running to lead Metro Louisville. WLKY IS MARK VANDERHOFF TAKES A LOOK AT THAT RACE. Craig Greenberg wants 'big changes'. The 49-year-old Greenberg takes over for Greg Fischer, who was term limited after first being elected in 2011. After graduating from UK, the hardware store his father, Bill Jr., a World War II veteran, started on Watterson Trail in 1946 beckoned. "We're trying to revitalize downtown Jeffersontown. YOU KNOW, THE GUYS I TO YOU KNOW, THEYRE CONCERNED WITH YOU KNOW, HAVING THE RIGHT COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, HAVING THE RIGHT CAMERAS. "I am focused on the future, on a new direction for the city and what I can do working with many other people who have very different experiences than me to accomplish big things in Louisville.. I THINK AVERAGE IS LIKE TWO. ", "So he handed me a shovel and said, 'We've got to get this building going here. Jeffersontown mayoral candidates Carol Pike and Ray "Chubby Ray" Perkins will advance to the November ballot. WL. "I'm doing this for my grandkids so they'll stay here and grow their life here," he said of his Louisville mayoral bid. In central Kentucky, Republican Rep. Kim King and GOP Sen. Donald Douglas drew opponents. She believes future residents and business owners will come to Jefferson County's second-largest city looking for a quality of life they might not find elsewhere in Metro Louisville. Louisville mayoral candidate Bill Dieruf gives his concession speech after losing to Democrat Craig Greenberg. Other campaign pledges from Greenberg, who previously served on the University of Louisville Board of Trustees and on other nonprofit boards, include building 15,000 affordable housing units during his first term, creating new development and businesses that foster "walkable, bikeable, livable, green and safe neighborhoods" and working on improving historically neglected parks. PERKINS AND PIKE CLASHED ON THE COUNCIL. Booker gained attention for his racial and economic justice message amid nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans in encounters with police. Reach Billy Kobin at bkobin@courierjournal.com. O'Connell has been in his position since 2008and was named Outstanding County Attorney of the year in 2017. Fischer said in a tweet late Tuesday that he looked "forward to working with him to ensure a smooth transition.". WE APPLIED FOR A GRANT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND WE GOT THE MONEY TO FOR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND THE FEDERAL MONEY THAN TO GIVE YOUR POLICE OFFICERS WHAT THEY DESERVE? It's what you leave behind," Dieruf said. I HAD MY BUSINESS HERE AND BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND IVE BEEN ON THE CITY COUNCIL A LONG, LONG TIME. Ahead of Election Day, The Courier Journal profiled the Republican and Democratic candidates for Louisville mayor. Pike was among the five council members who voted for the project, which Dieruf supported. Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. More coverage:Who can be convicted of a crime for abortion under Kentucky's trigger law? Perkins started "Chubby Ray's," a pizzeria, with just $5,000 in the 1990s. Jeffersontown mayoral candidates Carol Pike andRay "Chubby Ray" Perkins will advance to the November ballot. Greenberg listed public safety and reducing crime as his priority as mayor. Mayor-elect Pike's first day in office will be on Jan. 1. One day, Dieruf recalled, "it rained so much, the backhoe couldn't dig the footer. Jefferson County Primary Election Results, May 17 Updated 6:35 am EDT May 18, 2022 See votes totals as 2022 primary election results come in from Louisville and Jefferson County, Kentucky. The evening featured a stop in Douglass Hills for a food truck event before capping things off with a WAKY dance at the local Moose Lodge on Fegenbush Lane. All rights reserved. LOUISVILLE, Ky. Democrat Craig Greenberg has defeated Republican Bill Dieruf in the race to be the Louisville Metro's new mayor in 2023. Dieruf, their current mayor, is running to lead Metro Louisville. Services may be provided by Western Union Financial Services, Inc. NMLS# 906983 and/or Western Union International Services, LLC NMLS# 906985, which are licensed as Money Transmitters by the New York State Department of Financial Services. SO ALL THATS GOING TO BRING MORE REVENUE TO OUR BUSINESSES. Pike has worked as a real estate agent, watching Jeffersontown grow exponentially in the past four decades. Greenberg is one of eight in the Democratic primary, which includes Jefferson County Circuit Clerk David Nicholson, community activist Shameka Parrish-Wright and pastor Tim Findley Jr. After the Simmons College marching band played in Kentucky Gov. Polls will be open on the day of the May 17 primary from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time. Who can be convicted of a crime for abortion under Kentucky's trigger law? The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country. He noted his son-in-law manages Dieruf Hardware now and "does a fantastic job.". As a kid, Dieruf had politics on his mind, but not the office he would eventually seek. A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky. Yet it's one Dieruf said he is prepared for, thanks to his existing experience and nonpartisan advocacy work on behalf of cities throughout the commonwealth. Weitere Informationen ber die Verwendung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten finden Sie in unserer Datenschutzerklrung und unserer Cookie-Richtlinie. A lifetime citizen and community member of Jeffersontown, help Carol win this election and become the first woman to be Mayor of Jeffersontown! legislation that would make Louisville mayoral elections nonpartisan. Now, as both compete in the election to replace Bill Dieruf as. ", Dieruf and his wife, Jody, have a daughter, Jennifer; son-in-law, Ben; and two young grandsons, Luke and Carter. "So why not take that experience and grow it bigger to have a cityyou are proud of? "I have now anchored to take responsibility of our city and of our employees and for me to be the first woman mayor of Jeffersontown speaks volumes," she said. He also co-owns the OVW Wrestling Circuit. The Jefferson County Attorneys Office serves as the prosecutor in all misdemeanor cases in Jefferson District Court, acts as legal representative for all branches of Metro Government and the Metro Counciland handles child support cases for the county. Advertisement Pike, a long-time city council. Scott, a Black woman, is a community organizer and former Louisville metro councilwoman. (Greenberg also shared a childhood anecdote Tuesday about how he visited the mayors office on an eighth grade field trip when Abramson was in charge, describing how the visit helped inspire his interest in public service. I'll be here for another race some other time.". The race for Louisville Mayor attracted national headlines earlier this year when a man drew a gun and shot at one of the Democratic candidates in his campaign office. Booker barely lost the Democratic Senate primary that year to an establishment-backed rival. Tuesday night, Greenberg said during his victory speech, was for celebration. Congratulations to Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg. He said his governing experiencealso ensures he'll be able to get to work right away, and do so effectively. Dieruf highlighted his past experience running a hardware store and his efforts as mayor to attract new businesses to Jeffersontown and support the ones that are alreadythere, especially amid the pandemic. This story has been updated. Andy Beshear, The Louisville businessman says the biggest challenge facing the city is public safety. The long-time hardware store owner became mayor of Jeffersontown in 2010 and has been re-elected to two terms since. He stressed how he has overseen a wide range of agencies and government services in Jeffersontown, including apolice department, economic development authority and public works department. The best states in the U.S. come from coast to coast. SHE CHAMPIONED A NEW BUILDING FOR THE JEFFERSON TOWN DEPARTMENT. They were the top two vote-getters in the May 18 primary and will now move on to the general election in November. A Democrat will continue to lead Louisville, after Craig Greenberg defeated Republican Bill Dieruf in Tuesday's mayoral election. Dieruf advocated for legislation that would make Louisville mayoral elections nonpartisan, but those bills haven't passed the Kentucky General Assembly. Sen. Morgan McGarvey and Rep. Attica Scott share many of Rep. John Yarmuths progressive stances but come from very different backgrounds. But the 67-year-old Republican is confident navigating a busy schedule, as someone who went from working long hours at his family's hardware store to becoming. Gooch is chair of the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and Bechler is a member of the influential House Appropriations and Revenue Committee and presides over a budget review subcommittee. Dieruf noted that when his own campaign staff met 18 months ago, half were Republicans and half were Democrats. Going from the mayor's office of a community with about 28,000 people in southeast Jefferson County to the mayor's office of Louisville Metro, which has over 777,000 residents thanks to the 2003 city-county merger, is no small task. Andy Beshear After barely making it through his first year, he has grown the business into a Jeffersontown fixture. Greenbergs All In public safety plan said he will seek to bring back recently retired officers in the interim to ensure full staffing levels, and he would try to fully staff LMPD's Domestic Violence Unit to better investigate and limit the citys concerning rate of intimate partner violence. Abrams, a council member since 2010, was also the city's finance chairman for 10 years. TWO FAMILIAR FACES ARE RUNNING TO REPLACE CAROL PIKE AND RAY PERKINS. With 100% of precincts reporting, Aubrey had roughly 35% of votes, Yancey had 32%, George Rodman had 18% and Martin "Marty" McDonald had 15%. He's facing Democrat Craig Greenberg in November's general election. Jeffersontown has a new mayor-elect after yesterday's vote. She unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2011. ", He said Jeffersontown's government has developed an attractive reputation of "being there when you need us and stepping aside when you don't.". Despite people asking him about it in the past, running for mayor of Louisville was not something Dieruf wanted to do until this election cycle, which had an opening with Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer limited to three terms in office. Mayor-elect Carol Pike will be taking over after serving as a council member. Copyright 2010 WAVE News. With 100% of precincts reporting, Pike received 36% of votes, Perkins got 33% and. Of the many problems and issues he will seek to solve if he wins the Nov. 8 election, one goal Dieruf has for Derby City is less about policy and more about perception. "We need to quit wanting to be like Cincinnati or Nashville or Indianapolis. "I am a firm believer that the next existing redlining is the digital red line on Ninth Street and several other places either in the state or in this county where people don't have the connectivity they need," he said. Go dig the footer,'" Dieruf said of his father and the hands-on work and sweat involved in constructing the new building. Published: 5:50 PM EST November 9, 2022. We're not talking $8 million and $12 million.". Pike was among the five council members who voted for the project, which Dieruf supported. Stay informed daily on the latest news and advice on COVID-19 from the editors at U.S. News & World Report. More:Republican Bill Dieruf, Democrat Craig Greenberg win Louisville mayoral primary elections. Along with Booker, the Democrats in the field are Ruth Gao and Joshua Blanton Sr., of Louisville, and John Merrill from McKee. "Stepping into this job, I realize what it is, where if you've never done this before, you really don't know what the job is," Dieruf said. Dieruf made it clear one of his big goals is to helppeople get reliable access to the internet no matter where they live in thecommunity. Kelly Clarkson's Home Collection Is Up to 74% Off During Way Day Deals, The Best Wayfair Way Day Deals 2023 Starting at $30, Wayfair's Way Day Sale Includes Up to 60% Off Outdoor Furniture Here's What to Shop ASAP, Amazon Has So Many Good Mother's Day Gifts on Sale Right Now. He indicated he wants people of both parties sitting around a circular table to find solutions to problems, instead of just sitting on opposite sides. There's also the new $12 million headquarters for the Jeffersontown Police Department, which is not yet under construction. Unlike his opponent . LMPD officer Nickolas Wilts recovery takes huge step forward, LMPD: Man killed in wrong-way head on crash on Preston Highway, JCPS middle school student taken to hospital after eating suspected medicated gummies, Missing 7-year-old from Clifton neighborhood found. Download it here, Mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg answers questions from reporters on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Piper Hudspeth Blackburn), Bryce Shreve When it comes to public safety, Greenbergs All In plan calls for fully staffing and funding a community-oriented police force and addressing the root causes of crime. Hearst Television participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. LOUISVILLE, Ky The city of Louisville hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1969. Reach her at 502-662-2002; kkachmar@courierjournal.com or @NewsQuip on Twitter. ", "As an elected official, you have to think beyond your term. With 100% of precincts reporting, O'Connell had59%of the vote, Karl Price had21% and formerDistrict Court Judge David Holton 20%. WHEN IT COMES TO CITY SPENDING. Kiosks could be a real convenience for the customer," she said. Jeffersontown is governed by a Mayor and City Council who are elected by the people of the City.