Councilman Kevin Kramer has been a teacher at Mercy Academy of Louisville for over 20 years. He also taught at St. Gabriel and St. Denis. Kramer taught social studies and religion at St. Edward and St. Xavier. Kramer has also held several management positions with Wyandot Snack Foods.
Kramer was elected to the first Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council in November 2002.
In January of 2006, Kramer was elected and served as the Metro Council President. He currently is the vice chair of Budget Committee as well as chair of the Minority Caucus and is a member of the Government Oversight and Audit and Appropriations committees.
Kramer served a decade in leadership roles within the National League of Cities and currently serves on the NLC Advisory Board. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Family Scholar House from 2014 to 2017. Kramer is a graduate from the 2019 Bingham Fellows Class hosted by Leadership Louisville Center.
A graduate of St. Xavier High school, Councilman Kramer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bellarmine University and a Master’s in Education degree from the University of Louisville.
Kramer has been active in the J-town and Hikes Point communities his entire life. He has coached for the Hikes Point Optimist Club, Southeast YMCA and St. Martha. Kramer has also taught adult education classes for the Louisville Community Foundation and Jefferson County Public Schools.
Kramer and his wife, Julie, have been married for 37 years and they have two adult children Matthew, who also teaches high school students, and Megan, who is a school-based therapist, focused on helping people recover from substance abuse and deal with drug addiction.