Wednesday, February 10, 2010

595. Abramson at the Metro Democratic Club

A few years back then-Metro Democratic Club president Bruce Maples suggested the club ask the mayor to come for a visit. Every January, His Honor the Mayor of Louisville-Jefferson County Metro gives a State of the City address to the Downtown Rotary Club at the Galt House. Bruce's bold idea was to have him come at a later date and repeat to some extent the same address. His idea was generally dismissed by those (including this writer) who knew the mayor wasn't apt to bring his road show to a Democratic Club. We were wrong; Bruce was right.

Bruce called the mayor's office and they agreed to schedule us on his calendar. And now we have a tradition. All because Bruce Maples had the audacity to ask.

That tradition repeats itself tonight - weather permitting. In what will be his last State of the City address to the Metro Democratic Club, outgoing Louisville Mayor Jerry E. Abramson will speak to the club tonight at 6:30 pm. The club meets at the American Legion Hall on Bardstown Road, three blocks north of the Watterson.

All are welcome.

To my knowledge, this is the first blog posting wherein I have used the mayor's name. Just a thought.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Never married, liberal Democrat, born in 1960, opinionated but generally pleasant, member of the Episcopal Church. Graduate of Prestonia Elementary, Durrett High, and Spalding University; the first two now-closed Jefferson County Public Schools, the latter a very small liberal arts college in downtown Louisville affiliated with the Roman Catholic Sisters of Charity of Nazareth. My vocation and avocation is politics. My favorite pastime is driving the backroads of Kentucky and southern Indiana, visiting small towns, political hangouts, courthouses, churches, and cemeteries. You are welcome to ride with me sometime.