Metro Council Accepting Resumes for District 25 Vacancy
Louisville – The Louisville Metro Council has accepted the resignation of District 25 Councilman David Yates. In 2020, Councilman Yates was elected to the Kentucky State Senate representing District 37.
“David Yates is a dedicated public servant who has served on this Council for ten years, including serving as President in 2016 and 2017,” said President David James (D-6). “Now he moves on to serve the people of District 37 in the Kentucky Senate. We wish him well and know he will continue to serve with the same distinction and dedication as he has for the people of Southwest Louisville.”
The Metro Council now moves forward in finding a replacement. KRS 67C.103(12) states that in the event of a vacancy, “council shall elect a qualified resident of the council district not later than thirty (30) days after the date the vacancy occurs.” KRS 67C.103(6) defines a qualified person as “at least eighteen (18) years old, a qualified voter, and a resident within the territory of the consolidated local government and the district that he or she seeks to represent for at least one (1) year immediately prior to the person's election.”
The Rules of the Louisville Metro Council sections 10.01, 10.08, 10.09, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12 set forth the rules and procedures when a vacancy occurs. Pursuant to Rule 10.01, the 25th District Metro Council seat is declared vacant as of January 4, 2021.
Rule 10.08 states: “Within seven (7) business days after a vacancy shall have occurred on the Council, qualified persons interested in being appointed pursuant to Kentucky Revised Statutes to the vacant seat shall submit a resume to the Clerk of the Council.”
All persons interested in filing for the 25th District Metro Council seat, who meet the criteria stated above in KRS 67C.103, should submit a resume by email to the Clerk of the Metro Council ([email protected]) or sent by registered or certified mail, and must be received in the Clerk’s office within four (4) business days after mailing.
Pursuant to Rule 10.09: “The Members of the Council shall review any resumes so submitted and shall indicate in writing to the Clerk the name of any applicant who that member wishes to be personally interviewed at a special meeting of the Council, which shall be duly called pursuant to these rules and held not less than seven (7) days nor more than thirty (30) days after the occurrence of the vacancy.” This is scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2021.
“As the Council follows this process, I want the people of District 25 to know they can still contact the Metro Council with any concern or issue,” said President James. “The council will make every effort to ensure a smooth transition during the coming weeks.”