President King reelected by Metro Council to serve fifth term in 2015

January 5, 2015

Louisville – Councilman Jim King (D-10) was reelected President of the Louisville Metro Council for an unprecedented fifth straight one year term during its Organizational Session on Monday, January 5th.

"Colleagues, it is my distinct honor and privilege to accept your nomination and vote for Metro Council President.  Your continuing support and confidence by electing me to a fifth consecutive term as President is both appreciated and humbling,” said King.

 The President was unable to attend tonight’s meeting due to an illness but told Council members in remarks read into the record, he is looking forward to the coming year.

“Please rest assured that I am looking forward to leading this very talented body in 2015 and to addressing the challenges and opportunities that lie before us.  I will be forwarding additional comments and goals to you in the near future,” said King in his remarks.

 King is the only Council person to be elected President six times in the life of the Metro Council. He was first elected to the position in 2008. Prior to that, he served two years as Majority Leader of the Democratic Caucus. In 2009 and 2010, he was Chairman of the Council’s Budget Committee. King was elected to the Metro Council in 2004. He was reelected again in 2008 and 2012. He began this current term as President in 2011.

“As I have said in the past, my election as President does not put me in charge.  It puts me in position of service to you since any power the President has comes from you,” said the President.

H. Stephen Ott was unanimously reelected as the Metro Council Clerk for 2015.