March 17, 2022 1:58pm
Greater Louisville Inc. releases results from Mayoral, Metro Council candidate surveys
CLICK HERE TO VIEW MAYORAL RESPONSES. CLICK HERE TO VIEW METRO COUNCIL RESPONSES.
Louisville, Ky. (March 17, 2022) – Today, Greater Louisville Inc. released the results of a comprehensive survey sent to all candidates running in upcoming local elections. More than 40 total major party candidates running for Mayor and 13 of the 26 seats of Louisville’s Metro Council were given the opportunity to respond to questions about top priorities and concerns of the business community.
As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, GLI does not endorse or support candidates. However, candidate surveys help educate its 1,800 members on where each candidate stands on important business-related issues.
“As the primaries quickly approach, it is critical the business community has an apples-to-apples comparison of where each candidate stands on important economic and social issues,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of Greater Louisville. “We appreciate each candidate who took the time to respond to these questions with candor and look forward to working with newly elected leaders early next year.”
Questions in the survey touched on a variety of topics and top concerns of businesses, including:
- Plans to accelerate economic development
- Strategies to increase public safety and decrease violent crime
- Downtown revitalization plans
- Strategies to address rising homelessness
- Ways they will support increased development
- How they will support public education and workforce development
- Ways they will advance inclusion and racial equity
“GLI is the voice of the business community and values our strong working relationship with elected officials at all levels of government,” said Purna Veer, chair of GLI’s board of directors and founder of V-Soft Consulting. “As a business owner, it is critical to know where candidates stand on important community and economic issues that impact my company and my employees. I encourage fellow business leaders to closely look at the results of this comprehensive survey and how responses align with the needs of your organization.”
Full responses for each question from candidates running for Mayor are available here. Metro Council candidate responses are divided by each race and can be viewed here.
In addition to the survey, GLI plans to host a live candidate forum in advance of November’s general election.