GOP Louisville councilwoman Angela Leet announces run for Louisville mayor

10/03/2017 12:53 PM

Republican Louisville metro councilwoman Angela Leet announced her bid for Louisville mayor on Tuesday with the release of a two-minute long introductory video.

The east-end Republican said she was tapping her experience as an environmental engineer, businessperson and more in the campaign for the Republican nomination. Democratic Mayor Greg Fischer is seeking a third term in 2018.

“We have an important decision to make — we can either keep building bike lanes, or we can begin building a better city by solving the tough issues,” Leet said in a statement accompanying the ad. “The lack of leadership in our community has destroyed families from drug overdoses, violent crime and gangs. Our priorities must change so that all areas of our community are safer and more prosperous.”


Angela Leet Announces a Run for Louisville Mayor from Angela on Vimeo.

Leet was elected to metro council in November of 2014, representing District 7 on the East Side of Louisville’s corporate limits stretching south of the Ohio River to Highway 42 between Zorn Avenue and Blankenbaker Ln. and along the south side of Highway 42 from Chenoweth Ln. to Herr Ln. and extending on Old 22 from Herr Ln. to Goose Creek with neighborhoods along the north side of Shelbyville Rd. and La Grange Rd., according to her metro website.

Fischer first won election as mayor in 2010 by less than 2.5 points, turning away a strong challenge from then Councilman Hal Heiner.

Fischer’s campaign spokesman Matt Erwin said the mayor is focused on his duties in office.

“The Mayor remains focused on his duties to maintain the momentum in our city, grow good paying jobs, and continue making Louisville a community where every family has the opportunity to succeed,” Erwin said.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or nicholas.storm@charter.com.

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