Fairness PAC Endorsements in School Board, Metro Council, Judicial, & State Races
The Fairness Campaign's political action committee, C-FAIR, today announces endorsements in Jefferson County School Board, Louisville Metro Council, judicial, and Kentucky state legislative races for the Tuesday, November 6 general election.
David A. Jones, Jr. is the C-FAIR choice in the Jefferson County School Board District 2 race for his long history of service to the Louisville community, broad professional and business experience, and persuasive dedication to student achievement and diversity.
Lloyd “Chip” White impressed the C-FAIR team with his strong union ties and years of work alongside a diverse team, inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. With several children of his own—many foster and adoptive—Mr. White has a first-hand commitment to supporting kids and all types of families, which makes him the outstanding choice for Jefferson County School Board District 4.
Chris Brady is C-FAIR’s recommendation for Jefferson County School Board District 7. A newcomer to politics, Mr. Brady, has served as a substitute teacher in JCPS and has two sons currently in the JCPS system. He will bring an invaluable parent’s perspective to the board along with welcome expertise in technology management and infrastructure.
Senator Gerald Neal is a long-time Fairness advocate in the Kentucky State Senate—oftentimes one of only a handful of senators co-sponsoring a statewide anti-discrimination Fairness law. He is C-FAIR’s obvious choice for reelection.
Senator Perry Clark’s reelection bid receives strong C-FAIR support for his bold inaugural co-sponsorship of statewide anti-discrimination Fairness and his stated commitment to equality for all Kentuckians.
Susan D. Johns (Kentucky House District 48), Representative Joni Jenkins (Kentucky House District 44), Representative Tom Burch (Kentucky House District 30), all champions of Fairness, receive solid C-FAIR endorsements in their state General Assembly races.
Councilman Tom Owen’s long, distinguished record of progressive public service and original co-sponsorship of Fairness grants him another C-FAIR endorsement for Metro Council District 8. A University of Louisville historian, Dr. Owen knows Louisville’s history and his district’s needs as well as—or better than—anyone in Metro Government.
Kirt Jacobs, the Republican candidate for Metro Council District 8, although not endorsed, is noteworthy for his parallel commitment to principles of Fairness and the issues most important to Highlands businesses and residents.
Councilman Rick Blackwell receives the C-FAIR endorsement once more for Metro Council District 12. Endorsed by C-FAIR for a decade, Councilman Blackwell is a strong, proven friend of Fairness and labor.
Teague Ridge for Metro Council District 18 has earned the C-FAIR endorsement for his comprehensive support of all civil rights, social, and economic justice issues. A successful entrepreneur in a variety of businesses who has received the endorsement of incumbent Councilman Jon Ackerson, Mr. Ridge possesses an intimate knowledge of—and passionate commitment to—the welfare of District 18 residents.
Councilman Brent Ackerson is C-FAIR’s choice for reelection to Metro Council District 26. In his brief tenure, Councilman Ackerson has maintained a fierce commitment to unionized labor and, most notably, LGBT family issues. His successful amendment to Metro Council statutes has redefined “family” as inclusive of same-gender households.
Judge Irv Maze receives the C-FAIR nod for Kentucky Court of Appeals. Judge Maze’s long-standing support of Fairness, alongside his wide range of experience in all three branches of government, makes him the strong, logical choice.
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig’s five years of experience as a civil litigator, six years as a prosecutor, and 10 years as a judge—including serving as Chief District Court Judge—makes her the best qualified and experienced candidate for Circuit Court Judge. She has a passion and dedication to the principles of Fairness and an avowed commitment to fair and equal justice for all participants in the judicial process.
Candidate questionnaires were mailed to each individual running for elected office in Jefferson County; those who returned questionnaires with favorable answers were granted an interview with a team of C-FAIR volunteers, who then made an endorsement recommendation to the board of directors.
Uncontested C-FAIR-Endorsed Candidates
Morgan McGarvey — KY Senate District 19
Senator Denise Harper Angel — KY Senate District 35
Representative Mary Lou Marzian — KY House District 34
Representative Jim Wayne — KY House District 35
Representative Reginald Meeks — KY House District 42
Representative Darryl Owens — KY House District 43
Councilwoman Attica Scott — Metro Council District 1
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin — Metro Council District 2
Councilman David Tandy — Metro Council District 4
Councilman David James — Metro Council District 6
Councilman Jim King — Metro Council District 10
David Nicholson — Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk