Category Archives: Jim King

King elected council president

After listening to Mayor Greg Fischer talk about his goals and the importance of both branches working together, the Louisville Metro Council unanimously elected former mayoral candidate Jim King, D-10, as council president for 2011. “As the chief executive officer of the council I promise each of you that I will do all I can […]

Ward-Pugh forgoes council presidency bid

A day before Metro Council Democrats were to select their nominee for council president, a top contender announced she is dropping out of the running. In a brief interview, Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, told WFPL that she will not seek the office next year, which means that former mayoral candidate, Councilman Jim King, D-10, will […]

Ward-Pugh vying for council presidency

In a message sent to fellow members, Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, announced her bid for council president, setting up a race against Councilman Jim King, D-10, who is considered the main contender for the position. The e-mail was sent to council members late Sunday evening, and in it Ward-Pugh acknowledged that many members have […]

King could sponsor anti-toll resolution

Depending on the language, Louisville Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, is considering a resolution that opposes tolling the city’s existing bridges and roads to help pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. From The Courier-Journal: King…said he plans to discuss the idea at Thursday’s Democratic caucus meeting and share it with Republicans. “We […]

King campaign says Fischer’s son stole yard signs

On the eve of the May 18 primary, the top two Democrats in the race for mayor of Louisville are embroiled in a controversy over campaign yard signs. According to Democratic mayoral candidate Jim King’s campaign, earlier this evening, Democratic front-runner Greg Fischer’s son, George, walked into their headquarters carrying two large “Jim King for […]

FOX 41 President endorses King

Traditionally it’s been noteworthy when newspapers make endorsements, but political observers might want to take note that Fox 41 President and General Manager Bill Lamb endorsed Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, in a recently televised editorial. Check it out: With the May 18 primary a few days away, it’s debatable if […]

New King mailer hits Fischer on tolls

After airing a set of television advertisements and a mailer attacking his opponent, Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, continues to slam businessman Greg Fischer, this time for supporting tolls to pay for the $4.1 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The second mailer: Earlier this week, LEO reported that among Louisville’s mayoral […]

King mailer slams Fischer

Following a set of television advertisements attacking his opponent, Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, continues to call out businessman Greg Fischer, this time in a mailer that ties the Democratic front-runner to former Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup. Check it out: When the first television attack ad was released, Fischer told the […]

Former King consultant writes “tell-all” book

Former Metro Councilwoman Denise Bentley has launched a website promoting a book about Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, and his daughter, Jefferson District Judge Katie King, which covers the two years she worked as a campaign consultant for both. The self-published, 100-page book, entitled “The Real Jim King: Inside the Kingdom,” makes […]

New King ad says Fischer ‘not ready to lead’

With the primary election a week away Democratic mayoral candidate and Metro Councilman Jim King, D-10, has turned up the heat and launched another attack ad slamming businessman Greg Fischer. The 30-second commercial says Fischer supports tolling the existing downtown bridges, will spend millions on a new bureaucracy and that the candidate lacks basic knowledge […]