Louisville Metro Council District 18 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Louisville Metro Council District 18

Democrat Mera Kathryn Corlett is challenging Republican incumbent Marilyn Parker for the District 18 metro council seat.

Thanks to Corlett for responding to the KFTC candidate survey.

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 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.

If Louisville claims to be a compassionate city, we need to respect that designation in every step of leadership. I will be that kind of leader. It’s time we have a councilperson 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.