Councilwoman Leet Responds to JCPS Audit and Proposed State Takeover

Today, Louisville mayoral candidate Councilwoman Angela Leet released the following statement regarding the proposed state takeover of JCPS:

"Our community owes the students of JCPS an apology. We owe an apology to those students who have been abused in our classrooms, who have spent hours that add up to days on buses, and for graduating some students without ensuring they reach college or career readiness.

"Right now, we owe them an apology for politicizing the problems in our schools, making this a Frankfort versus Louisville issue instead of focusing on those who are the reason we have a school system – the students. Any discussion about JCPS should start and end with their education in mind. This is the surest way to help them succeed in achieving the freedom of independence.

"As those who are most aware of the problems facing JCPS, I urge the school board to immediately submit a detailed plan with new and different ways to address the issues. These problems have gone on for decades with too few impactful changes to keep up with the pace of change in every other aspect of our lives. If JCPS wants to keep local control, we must recognize that after decades of the same thing, it is time for bold action. If the JCPS school board has the solutions to what ails our school system, please show us – today not tomorrow, for our students needed it yesterday. 

"We can and must do better. When I am elected mayor, failing our students will not be an option. The question isn’t whether or not the state should take over JCPS. The question is what is best for students. Our students will remain my focus always. Their success or failure determines our future. I will not be satisfied with the status quo.”

Shively FOP Endorses Angela Leet for Louisville Mayor

Councilwoman Angela Leet has earned her 4th Fraternal Order of Police endorsement, this time from the men and women serving in the Shively Police Department.

"As both a Metro Council member and community leader, Councilwoman Angela Leet has shown leadership and understanding in addressing the issues our officers face daily," said Shively FOP Lodge #17 President Patrick Allen. "After meeting with her and carefully vetting her record in our community, we can see that Councilwoman Angela Leet will put the safety of our officers and our community first."

Councilwoman Leet has also earned endorsements from Deputy Sheriff's FOP Lodge #25, Louisville Corrections FOP Lodge #77, and Metropolitan FOP Lodge #32.

Deputy Sheriff's FOP Lodge #25 Endorses Angela Leet

Deputy Sheriff's FOP Lodge #25 announced their endorsement of Councilwoman Angela Leet for Louisville Mayor.

"Councilwoman Angela Leet understands the issues that are important to our members, and has been an advocate for law enforcement during her time on Metro Council," said Deputy Sheriff's FOP Lodge #25 President Tim Pike. "We support Councilwoman Leet as the best candidate to listen to the needs of law enforcement and first responders, tackle our rising crime and drug overdose rates, and to move Louisville forward."

Earlier this month, 2 other FOP Lodges announced their endorsements of Councilwoman Leet for Louisville mayor – Louisville Corrections FOP Lodge #77 and Metropolitan FOP Lodge #32.

Angela Leet Earns Another FOP Endorsement

Metropolitan Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 32 has endorsed engineer and Councilwoman Angela Leet for Louisville mayor.

"During the current mayor's more than 7 years in office, crime and drug addiction have skyrocketed, making our job more dangerous and leading to lower police morale. We can't expect anything different if he's elected for a third term," said FOP Lodge 32 President Ryan Straw. "Angela Leet will bring so much more to the mayor's office such as her unique perspective, unwavering support for law enforcement, and new approaches to set Louisville on a better, safer path. We proudly endorse her for Louisville mayor."

This is the second FOP endorsement that Councilwoman Leet has received for November's general election. Earlier this month, she received the endorsement of FOP Lodge 77, representing Louisville Corrections Officers. Metropolitan FOP Lodge 32 represents Louisville's Probation and Parole Officers.

Angela Leet Earns FOP Lodge 77 Endorsement

The Louisville Corrections Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 77 has endorsed Angela Leet for Louisville mayor.

"Angela Leet is the clear best choice for Louisville. Her steadfast dedication to public service and her community improvement agenda are sorely needed by the citizens of this city," said FOP Lodge 77 President Tracy Dotson. "Angela Leet is an avid supporter of our first responders and corrections officers. As an engineer and problem-solver, she brings fresh ideas to help fight crime and clean up Louisville."

Before the endorsement was issued, Councilwoman Leet met with members of FOP Lodge 77. After careful vetting and review of her positions, members voiced overwhelming support for Councilwoman Leet.

Angela Leet Campaign Announces Southwest Louisville Office Hours

The campaign for Angela Leet for Mayor announced that Councilwoman Leet will begin holding office hours at the Southwest Regional Library every Friday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, beginning this week.

The public is invited to stop by to sign up for campaign events, pick up a bumper sticker, or to meet with Councilwoman Leet to discuss issues and learn more about her vision for Louisville.

What: Angela Leet for Mayor West Louisville Office Hours
When: Every Friday from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Southwest Regional Library
9725 Dixie Hwy
Louisville, KY

Angela Leet Responds to Fischer's 'Compassion' Tour of India

Today, engineer and mayoral candidate Councilwoman Angela Leet released the following response to Greg Fischer's trip in India to tout Louisville as a compassionate city:

"Touting compassion as a means of making a city safer is disingenuous coming from a mayor whose two-terms have brought us a nearly 250% increase in homicides since he declared our city a 'city of compassion.' While victims continue to pile up from shootings and drug overdoses, the mayor's response is all empty talk. Compassion without action has not, and will not, stop the growing violent crime and drug abuse rates. We need action, not words."

Angela Leet Announces West Louisville Office Hours

The campaign for Angela Leet for Mayor announced that Councilwoman Leet will begin holding office hours in West Louisville every Tuesday from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, beginning next week.

Through a partnership with the Jefferson County Republican Party and the Trinity Family Life Center, Councilwoman Leet and staff will meet with Louisville constituents on both an appointment and walk-in basis.

The public is invited to stop by to sign up for campaign events, pick up a bumper sticker, or to meet with Councilwoman Leet to discuss issues and learn more about her vision for Louisville.

What: Angela Leet for Mayor West Louisville Office Hours
When: Every Tuesday from 11:30 am – 2 pm
Where: Jefferson County Republican Party West Louisville Office
Trinity Family Life Center
3811 Hale Ave.
Louisville, KY 40211

For more information or to contact the Angela Leet for Mayor Campaign, visit one of the campaign offices during office hours, email contact@angelaleet.com or call the campaign at 502-264-9070.

Angela Leet Announces Campaign Manager

Louisville, KY – Councilwoman and engineer Angela Leet announced today the hiring of Kyle Hagerty as campaign manager in her race to become Louisville's next mayor.

"We are excited to have Kyle join our team," said Councilwoman Angela Leet. "His willingness to take on tough challenges and his expertise winning campaigns makes him a perfect fit for our campaign team."

"This is the most critical race of 2018," said Hagerty. "People across this city are ready for a change, and now is the perfect time for a leader like Councilwoman Leet who offers a fresh perspective to tackling our toughest challenges."

Hagerty has worked in Kentucky politics for multiple election cycles. Prior to joining the Leet for Mayor Campaign, he worked as Executive Advisor at the Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, and Deputy Political Director for the Republican Party of Kentucky.

In his most recent role with ABC, Hagerty focused on implementation of tobacco sales and access regulations including winning a multi-year contract from the FDA to fund continued efforts across the Kentucky.

During his time with the Republican Party of Kentucky, Hagerty worked with party leaders and volunteers from across the Commonwealth to plan and execute a first of its kind Presidential Caucus in March of 2016. As Deputy Political Director, Hagerty worked with candidates, party officials, and volunteers to elect the first Republican State House Majority in almost 100 years.

Hagerty earned a Bachelors degree in History and Political Science from the University of Kentucky and an MA in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio). He lives in Louisville with his wife Bridget.

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Angela Leet to Open Campaign Office

Councilwoman and engineer Angela Leet announced that she will be opening her first campaign office in her run for Louisville mayor. The office is in McMahan Plaza in the Hikes Point area at 3099 Breckenridge Lane Suite 105.

The official grand opening will consist of an Open House on Sunday, January 28 from 2-5 pm. Following the opening event, the office will be open to volunteers and supporters Monday-Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm.