Two State Lawmakers Plan to Seek Seats on Louisville Metro Council

Two state Representatives, a Democrat, and a Republican, have announced their departure from the legislature at the end of next year and their desire to seek seats on Louisville’s Metro Council.

State Rep. Joise Raymond, D-Louisville, announced she would seek the 10th District Metro Council seat next year rather than pursue a fourth term in the state legislature in the minority caucus. Raymond has served in the House since 2019 and is one of just 20 Democrats in the state House.

Republican Kevin Bratcher, R-Louisville, is also taking the leap into local politics. Bratcher announced on Thursday that he would be seeking the 22nd District Louisville Metro Council seat, which will be an open seat as Councilman Robin Engel announced Thursday, he would not seek another term in office.

Bratcher has served as a State Representative since 1997. He currently represents Jefferson County District 29.

The deadline to file to run for state House or Senate next year is Jan. 5 at 4:00 p.m. EST.