From WFPL Radio...The Jefferson County Teachers Association is endorsing Democrat Jim King for mayor. The JCTA represents over 6,000 members, including teachers, librarians and clinicians in Jefferson County schools.
Louisville —Workers United affiliate of The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 181 has announced their endorsement of David Tandy for Louisville Metro Mayor. Tandy was endorsed overwhelmingly by the Executive Committee and the full membership.
“David Tandy is a progressive, independent Democrat who has spent his entire career in the Metro Council standing up for working families in Louisville,” said John Wientjes, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 181. “He provides Louisville with the best opportunity to continue moving forward and to address the challenges we face."
We must empower every citizen to join with Metro Government as an equal partner in taking care of our community's business.
This is why I am proposing a Louisville Metro Citizen's Bill of Rights. Quality and convenient customer service have been a hallmark of the many businesses I have helped start, and I will ensure through this Bill of Rights that it will be the hallmark of a Fischer Administration as your next mayor.
This Citizen's Bill of Rights is my guarantee to you that every citizen will have a right to:
Convenient Access: Every citizen has the right to prompt, efficient service from Metro Government. As mayor, I will work to expand the services available at county government centers and on the internet to meet the demands of the people of Louisville Metro. It should be easy to do business with Metro Government.
Truthful Answers and Explanations: Every citizen has the right to straightforward and honest information in connection with any significant decision made by the mayor. I will publish and make available the reasons behind my decisions on all significant public matters.
Quality Customer Service: Every citizen has the right to be treated like a valued customer, with dignity and respect. As taxpayers, citizens are customers of Metro Government and are entitled to courteous, professional service from employees who are intent on solving their problems.
Timely Notice: Every citizen has the right to advance notice of projects and proposals affecting their home, business, or neighborhood. As mayor, I will provide citizens with the knowledge necessary to participate in local affairs.
Inclusive and Transparent Process: Every citizen has the right to be involved in government and have his or her voice heard at Louisville Metro Hall. As mayor, I will create a culture of inclusiveness and maintain open communications with the community. To understand diverse viewpoints, answer questions, and promote dialogue, I will keep regular open office hours and hold countywide community forums to meet with citizens and business owners and listen to their concerns.
Focus on Results: Every citizen has the right to a team of Metro employees that strives to be the best in the world in job performance. As mayor, my leadership team will model and set a standard for diversity, joy in work, and the pursuit of continuous and breakthrough improvement.
Together, we can improve the quality of lives for all Louisvillians through the creation of an open, honest and accessible government. Join me in my commitment to achieve this essential goal as I work to expand the values of integrity, improvement, and inclusion in Metro Government and beyond!
It's Mongiardo's first ad of the 2010 U.S. Senaterace and it hits on a topic that his main Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, used in his first commercial Wednesday.
“In 2004, Daniel Mongiardo took on the failed policies of Bunning-Bush,” a narrator says. “So when Jim Bunning blocked unemployment benefits for 120,000 Kentuckians, Daniel took on Bunning again, called Bunning's actions a disgrace, led rallies in Louisville and Lexington. … Bunning's backed down. Now we need Daniel in the Senate fighting for us.”
One thing that may hurt Templeman in the GOP primary is the fact that among the many political contributions he’s given over the years, a few went to Democratic names, including a $1,000 donation last summer to the Senate campaign of state Attorney General Jack Conway.