Louisville Metro Council District 18 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Louisville Metro Council District 18

Mera Kathryn Corlett, Noah Grimes and Susan Jarl are running in the June 23 Democratic primary for the chance to challenge Republican incumbent Marilyn Parker in the November election. Corlett responded to the KFTC candidate survey.

Parker is unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Map of District 18

Mera Kathryn Corlett

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: http://MeraForMetro.com

Campaign Facebook: Facebook

Question 1:

What skills, values, and experiences will you bring to this position? What is your vision for Metro Louisville, and how will the lives of Louisvillians be improved as a result of your time in office?

I have spent my entire professional career serving Louisville. Through my work with Commonwealth Theatre Center, I have visited every elementary school within JCPS, along with multiple early childhood, secondary, and environmental schools. This has given me the unique opportunity to forge relationships with people throughout our city and collaborate with to address relevant needs in our community. As an elected Justice of the Peace, I dedicate my time to providing affordable services; I do not believe money should be a barrier to marriage.

Louisville is known as the Compassionate City, and I will respect that designation in every step of my leadership. It’s time we have a leader with a vision for District 18 that extends beyond pavement and sidewalks. We need to invest in social infrastructure. Research shows that if we do not, our population grows more isolated. I want this to be a place where residents can thrive and feel connected. Some ways to make that happen are improving the tree canopy, attracting new business, holding community events, funding wraparound services in schools, utilizing smart data tools to more quickly assess issues, and develop more equitable systems so everyone is supported.