Louisville, KY – According to the city officials, Chambers Armstrong was elected on Tuesday to fill the Kentucky Senate District 19 vacancy, formerly held by Congressman Morgan McGarvey.
The Metro Council now moves forward in finding a replacement.
KRS 67C.103 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 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 year immediately prior to the person’s election.
Council 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 District 8 Metro Council seat, who meet the criteria stated above in KRS 67C.103, should submit a resume by email to the Metro Council Clerk at [email protected] on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2023. Resumes sent by registered or certified mail to the Metro Council Clerk, 601 W. Jefferson Street, 40202, must be postmarked no later than March 3, 2023, and must be received in the Clerk’s office within four (4) business days after mailing.
The Metro Council will hold a special Committee of the Whole meeting to interview eligible District 8 applicants on Monday, March 13, at 4:00 p.m., and will appoint the District 8 Councilmember at the regularly scheduled Metro Council meeting on Thursday, March 16.