Reposted from Courier-Journal May 16 2018
“Kentucky voters will cast ballots May 22 in Democratic and Republican primaries, and in Louisville the races include contests for mayor, Metro Council, Congress and the statehouse. To help sort out who is running, Courier Journal mailed letters to candidates who are in contested races and asked them to fill out an online survey. We are publishing responses throughout the week.
We’ve previously published lists of the mayoral and Metro Council candidates as well as the candidates for Jefferson County attorney and other county offices. Those responses can be seen at www.courier-journal.com.
Below are the responses from the local candidates for Family and District courts.”
Occupation: District court judge
Political posts: District court judge
Education: Law degree, University of Louisville
Address: 1381 Tyler Park Drive, Louisville
Contact: 502-459-7193; firstname.lastname@example.org
Why are you the most qualified candidate running for this office? I practiced law for 18 years before my election as a District Court Judge. I have served as a district court judge for 20 years. I have a chance every day to change people’s lives for the better, and I do.
If elected, what would be your top priority? The opioid crisis needs court intervention at the time of arrest. Treatment options need to be presented at arraignment. Jefferson County has a jail overcrowding problem. This creates a dangerous circumstance for prisoners and the officers who police them. The jail space over LMPD is a disaster waiting to happen.