Louisville Metro Council District 21 - Democratic Primary | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Louisville Metro Council District 21 - Democratic Primary

Nicole George

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://george4loumetro21.com/

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Question 1:

Why do you think you are the right person to represent your district on the Louisville Metro Council?


¿Por qué piensa usted que es la persona correcta para representar su distrito en el Concejo Municipal de Louisville?

I am the right person to serve District 21 because I have the unique background, both personally and professionally, to harness our strengths, address our challenges, and effectuate positive change.  As a social worker who has practiced for over 15 years, my work with families, children, groups and communities, gives me insight into the needs and potential of our community.  Throughout my career, I’ve served in administrative positions where I’ve successfully advocated for policy changes within a large bureaucratic system.  I skillfully connect with constituents, assess needs, and access systemic resources.  As a fully invested community member, I speak with credibility about our strengths and challenges, while working to enhance social capital across all populations. I have earned a reputation as a hard worker who is ethical, prepared, dependable, and inclusive. For these reasons and more, I am the leader needed for District 21 to meet our best potential.


Soy la persona correcta para servir al Distrito 21 porque tanto en lo personal como en lo profesional tengo unos antecedentes únicos para aprovechar nuestras fortalezas, enfrentar nuestros retos y realizar cambios positivos. Como trabajadora social quien ha ejercido por mas de 15 años, mi trabajo con familias, niños, grupos y comunidades me han proporcionado el conocimiento y el potencial necesario para trabajar en esta comunidad. A través de mi carrera, he servido en posiciones administrativas donde he defendido exitosamente cambios en varias políticas dentro del inmenso sistema burocrático. He sabido conectarme con los ciudadanos, identificar necesidades y acceder sistemáticamente a recursos. Como un miembro activo en mi comunidad, me he referido con credibilidad sobre nuestras fortalezas y nuestras dificultades; mientras trabajo para reforzar el capital social en la comunidad. Me he ganado una reputación como una incansable trabajadora social con ética, comprensión y que genera confianza. Por estas razones y más, creo que soy la líder que el Distrito 21 necesita para incrementar y aprovechar su potencial. 

Vitalis Lanshima

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://www.votevitalis.org/

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Question 1:

Why do you think you are the right person to represent your district on the Louisville Metro Council?


¿Por qué piensa usted que es la persona correcta para representar su distrito en el Concejo Municipal de Louisville?

District 21 is the Gateway to Louisville and Kentucky. While our neighborhoods are bursting with potential, our community has often been under-resourced and treated as the Stepchild of the county. Our community has long yearned for a leader who will advocate and fight for the needs of our neighborhoods. That is the role that I have played over the few months as Councilman and several years as a community leader.

Over the last few months as Councilman, I have listened to and been responsive to the needs of my constituents. I have worked with LMPD and the Office of Healthy and Safe Neighborhoods to identify ways to keep our community safe.

I am actively working with the Coalition for the Homeless and other coalition partners and metro agencies to find a permanent solution to the homeless situation in our community. I am working with Volunteers of America to deal with the Opioid situation in the district, and partnering with Brightside to beautify our neighborhood and keep it clean.

I have worked to empower the youth in the community by investing in youth initiatives that not only develop them physically and intellectually, but also provides them with mentorship opportunities to enable them to become productive members of our society.

I also have a plan to enhance the Woodlawn Business District and create the 3rd Street Business Corridor, while stimulating economic development in District 21 at both the 3rd Street and Preston Highway Business Corridors. 

As a community leader, I have been at the forefront of progressive change in Louisville and Kentucky. I have led the call on the restoration of voting rights for non-violent offenders in Kentucky and was actively engaged in lobbying Metro Councilmembers on the Ban the Box ordinance that was passed in 2014. I have worked with a wide range of organizations including the Fairness Campaign, CLOUT, KFTC, and Kentucky Alliance on various issues including the minimum wage ordinance and the creation of an independent Civilian Review Board for LMPD.


El Distrito 21 es la puerta de entrada a Louisville y a Kentucky.  Mientras nuestros vecindarios tienen un potencial enorme, nuestra comunidad es tratada con frecuencia como el hijo adoptivo del pais. Nuestra comunidad ha estado pidiendo a gritos un líder el cual defienda y luche por las necesidades de nuestros vecindarios. Ese es el rol que he estado representando como concejal durante los últimos meses y como líder comunitario durante varios años.  

En los últimos meses como concejal, he estado escuchando y respondiendo las necesidades de mis votantes. He estado además con el Departamento de Policia y la Oficina de Salud y Seguridad en los Vecindarios identificando alternativas para mantener seguro nuestro sector. Estoy trabajando activamente con Coalition for the Homeless (Coalición para las Personas sin Hogar) y otras coaliciones similares y agencias metropolitanas para encontrar una solución permanente a las personas sin techo en nuestra comunidad. Ya estoy trabajando con Voluntarios de América para tratar la situación de opioides en el distrito y colaborando con Brightdise para embellecer y mantener limpios nuestros vecindarios.