Louisville Metro Council District 4 | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Louisville Metro Council District 4

Jecorey Arthur is running for the District 4 Metro Council seat after winning a contested Democratic primary. He has no opponent in the General Election. The seat is currently held by Barbara Sexton Smith, who is not seeking re-election.

Arthur has completed the KFTC candidate survey.

Map of District 4

Jecorey Arthur

Political party: Democrat

Campaign website: https://www.jecoreyarthur.com

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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?_

BIO Jecorey Arthur is an award-winning teacher, musician, and activist from the West End of Louisville, KY. In June 2020 he was elected as Louisville's youngest metro councilperson in history. He will be inaugurated January 2021, representing District 4 that spans from Louisville's West End, East End, and Downtown. His career started when he used music-making to stay out of the streets at age 12, eventually going on to earn his master’s in music education by age 22 from the University of Louisville.


As a teacher he has served hundreds of thousands of children in Jefferson County Public Schools, Metro Community Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana, and beyond. As a musician he has represented Louisville to an audience of half a million worldwide through collaborations with Switzerland's Jungfrau Music Festival, New York City’s 92nd Street Y, and dozens of professional symphony orchestras. As an activist he has organized hundreds of community events with nonprofits such as Kentucky Performing Arts, City Collaborative, and Louisville Public Media, hiring thousands of local organizations, vendors, and artists, while managing over $1 million in funding. As a descendant of runaway slaves he has continued the tradition of finding freedom through his education, music, … answer exceeds word limit