Louisville lawyer Jennifer Moore mulling statewide run in 2015 or 2016

08/09/2013 09:03 AM

Louisville lawyer and Democratic activist Jennifer Moore is mulling her options for what office she might seek in the next two-election cycles, but she assures that “someday you’ll see my name on a statewide ballot.”

As an Emerge Kentucky board chair, Moore encourages Democratic women to enter the political field in the state and she says it will soon come time to put her money where her mouth is.

“Sometimes you have to step up and do what you preach, and I’ve been preaching for a long time that we need more women in office,” Moore told Pure Politics at the Democratic Bean Supper Friday night in Western Kentucky.

Moore’s name often comes up in discussions over the attorney general’s race which would be an open seat in 2015 – Conway is term limited after his second term ends.

But Moore told Pure Politics that there could be an opening for her in 2016 as well.

“I am looking ’15 – ’16 whenever that may be,” Moore said. “I’m very fortunate because I’m represented by a state senator and state representative (who are) both females in Louisville, and I’m proud of fact and I really am grateful to our community and to our state.”

Moore said that U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth has served Louisville “very well” and she hopes he’ll “be there for many years.” The other office that comes back around is the U.S. Senate seat currently held by U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. But Paul seems to have his eyes locked on the highest office of the land in that year.

Moore owns her own law firm and could mount a serious financial challenge. She’s been around politics representing different Democratic causes, but only time will tell what races she chooses to enter.

Her “top priority”, she said is seeing Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes elected as the first female U.S. Senator from Kentucky – and her plans can wait.


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