Putting Compassion Into Action

I grew up in a small town called Water Valley in Western Kentucky. I spent my childhood working on the farm before moving to attend the University of Louisville. After graduating with a degree in law and urban planning, I began my career as an attorney with a focus on helping ordinary folks find justice.

As an attorney I’ve helped people start nonprofits, worked to make government accountable, and fought for regular people against big money interests. I have never focused my legal practice on making money for myself. Instead, I have made a commitment to justice by dedicating my career to causes and people that couldn’t normally afford an attorney.

In addition to my legal work, I have had the privilege of volunteering countless hours as a grassroots activist and community advocate. I was involved in the Move Louisville Transportation Plan, the Vision Louisville Report for Improved Urban Infrastructure, the Vision Smoketown report, as well as Louisville People’s Guide to the Budget. I have served on the steering and executive committees of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, and I am a member of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee. I showed up to oppose the West Louisville Methane Plant, and stood with workers during the Omni and Steelworkers Strike. I have been on the ground and seen how grassroots organizing can mobilize community-led decision making.

I’m running for mayor because I think our city could be more innovative, equitable, and compassionate. It is time for Louisville to have a mayor that is truly transformative. I want to rethink how we do economic development, address our housing crisis, implement restorative justice policies, and do more to protect the environment. I want to create new avenues for community-based decision making and do more to value the voices of ordinary residents. I believe that the ideas found within neighborhoods and communities have the power to transform Louisville. I look forward to hearing your ideas and concerns, I hope you will take a look at my platform and consider me to be your next mayor.

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