Politics

Mitch McConnell has served as U.S. Senate majority leader since 2015. He is only the second Kentuckian to serve as majority leader in the Senate; the first, Alben Barkley, led the Democrats from 1937 to 1947.

Senator Mitch McConnell

United States Senator

Interviewed: 08-31-2016

Barry Denton is passionate about his hometown of Louisville.

David Nicholson learned the importance of community involvement from his late father, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge S. Rush Nicholson.

David Nicholson

Circuit Court Clerk, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Interviewed: 10-23-2015

Marty Storch’s competitive nature and commitment to continual improvement shape his contributions at the Louisville Metro Parks department.

Gerald Neal credits his parents’ commitment to the community as laying the foundation for his career in politics.

Ky. Senator Gerald Neal

Commonwealth of Kentucky Senate District 33

Interviewed: 10-28-2011

Madeline Abramson served as Louisville’s first lady for 21 years and is a tireless community volunteer.

Hal Heiner served as a vice chairman of Greater Louisville, Inc., and in 2002, he was elected to the Louisville Metro Council. On the Council, he spent eight years focusing on finding efficiencies in services, shedding light on the inner dealings of Metro Government, and finding smart ways for the community to grow and prosper.

Hal Heiner

Republican Louisville Mayoral Candidate

Interviewed: 07-23-2010

Louisville-born Greg Fischer is an entrepreneur and community leader. In 2008, Fischer ran for the Kentucky Democratic Primary for the U.S. Senate and finished second among the seven candidates.

Greg Fischer

Democratic Louisville Mayoral Candidate

Interviewed: 07-23-2010

Jackie Green, write-in candidate for mayor of Louisville, focuses on the local economy, central neighborhoods, education, energy, quality affordable housing, local food, safety, health, downtown, and transportation.

Jackie Green

Independent Louisville Mayoral Candidate

Interviewed: 07-23-2010

John Y. Brown, Jr. credits his father as the prime motivator and confidence builder in his life, driving his later successes.

John Y. Brown Jr.

1979-1983 Governor of Kentucky & Kentucky Fried Chicken Entrepreneur

Interviewed: 07-16-2010

Matt Bevin’ intellectual curiosity and love of learning have led him through several career opportunities in his lifetime.

Councilman Kevin Kramer’s compassion for people has led him to be a public servant and educator.

Kevin Kramer

Councilman District 11, Louisville Metro Council

Interviewed: 08-14-2009

Joni Jenkins is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives and serves as chairwoman of the Jefferson County Legislative Delegation.

Joni Jenkins

Representative (D) House District 44

Interviewed: 08-14-2009

Louisville Metro Council president David Tandy is fueled by the desire to serve his community and to leave it a better place for his children.

David Tandy

Past Louisville Metro Councilman (2005-2017) & 2009 Louisville Metro Council President

Interviewed: 07-24-2009

Dale Orem has an extensive career in politics, civics, sports, and business.

A core believer in the servant leadership model, Greg Fischer is a successful businessman and civic leader in Louisville, Ky.

Greg Fischer

Entrepreneur & 2008 U.S. Senate Democratic Candidate

Interviewed: 12-05-2008

Driven by the desire to make a contribution to his community, Louisville-native Tom Owen serves as councilman for Metro Council District 8 in his hometown.

Tom Owen

Past Louisville Metro Councilman (2002-2017) & University of Louisville Archivist

Interviewed: 10-17-2008

Jim King believes that success breeds success and that as he achieves more, he is able to do more things for more people.

Councilman Jim King (1951-2015)

Past President & CEO, King Southern Bank & 2008 Louisville Metro Council President

Interviewed: 05-30-2008

Georgia Davis Powers learned early life that to make changes you must be empowered.

John Yarmuth has dedicated his life to public service so that he can make a difference for others.

Jack Conway rejects complacency and is driven to move forward and accomplish his next goal in life.

Jack Conway

Former Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky (2008-2016)

Interviewed: 03-21-2008

Chris Thieneman is a competitor who loves to dream up new scenarios and strategies for success.

Chris Thieneman

President, Thieneman Real Estate, LLC

Interviewed: 12-05-2007

Omar Ayyash sees himself as an ambassador and is passionate about helping people understand that the world is a global village.

Omar N. Ayyash

Executive Director, Office for International Affairs, Louisville Metro Government

Interviewed: 03-07-2007

Tyler Allen began life with a great foundation and believes that he has a responsibility to give back to the community.

Steve Higdon orients his life and career around his family, striving to be the best husband and father he can be.

Heather French Henry is inspired by hard work and dedication and believes that everyone can choose to make a difference with the time they have.

Jim Host loves Kentucky and he believes it has more potential than any other state in the country.

Jim Host

Former Kentucky Commerce Secretary & Founder of Host Communications

Interviewed: 09-27-2006

Kimberly Bunton is a strategic thinker and planner driven by the pursuit of excellence and personal best.

Kimberly Bunton

Director, Louisville Metro Government’s Policy and Strategic Planning Department

Interviewed: 05-24-2006

Joan Riehm has dedicated her life to making Louisville a better place to live and work.

Rebecca Jackson was the first woman ever elected Jefferson County, Ky. judge executive, the county’s highest ranking elected official.

Rebecca Jackson

CEO, Crusade for Children & Former Jefferson County Judge Executive

Interviewed: 03-30-2006

From an early age, Trey Grayson has been motivated to serve his community.

Trey Grayson

Past Kentucky Secretary of State (2004-2011)

Interviewed: 01-20-2006

Barbara Sexton Smith’s personal mission is to leave the earth better than she found it.

Barbara Sexton Smith

VP, Fund for the Arts

Interviewed: 01-20-2006

David Armstrong is an achiever who looks to maximize everything he can do in a day.

David Armstrong

Former Mayor of Louisville (1999-2003)

Interviewed: 10-20-2005