Here’s some breaking news for you. Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, the liberal Democrat who has served the 9th District since first being elected in 2002, announced this morning in an email to constituents that she will not seek re-election next year.
Here’s her statement, below:
I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election as the Metro Council Representative for the Ninth District. Until then, I will continue to serve you, the Ninth District, and all of Louisville until my term expires in December of 2014.
It has been my privilege to serve the best interests of the citizens of this district and Metro Louisville. We have a great city and I am most proud of the opportunity I’ve had to increase the transparency and accountability of metro government, sustainability of our resources as well as the emphasis we’ve placed on valuing and including all of our citizens.
My best wishes to all of you as I focus on exploring what the next chapter of my life will bring and where I can continue to make a meaningful contribution to our community and our world.
Ward’s district covers the Clifton and Crescent Hill area, one of the most liberal in the state. Expect a scramble of candidates to take a look at this open seat.