LEO Weekly’s Josh Wood Will Co-Moderate VOCAL-KY’s Louisville Mayoral Forum

LEO Weekly’s Josh Wood and WFPL’s Roberto Roldan will be the moderators for VOCAL-KY’s Louisville Mayoral Forum next Friday.

VOCAL-KY, the organization hosting the forum, aims to build a movement “of low-income people dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic, the war on drugs, mass incarceration, and homelessness across the country,” according to their website.

VOCAL-KY’s director Shameka Parrish-Wright, who was also the runner-up in May’s Democratic Mayoral primary, said in a statement that the forum is crucial for Louisvillians.

“We’re so fortunate to have two leaders in Kentucky’s media landscape join us for our first ever Mayoral Forum,” she said. “Louisvillians need to hear where these candidates stand on these issues because no community is immune. With a caring and compassionate mayor in office, Louisville can begin to reverse the harm to people who have been sidelined for decades based on socioeconomic status.”

Wood is a staff writer at LEO Weekly whose work focuses on incarceration and public safety. Roldan covers city politics and government for WFPL.

“I’m honored to have been selected to ask the candidates questions about incarceration, homelessness and the overdose crisis — all of which are challenges central to our city’s present and future,” said Wood.

The forum will take place at Mixx Restaurant and Lounge on Friday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Those interested in attending can register here.

Mayoral Candidates attending: 

  • Democratic Candidate Craig Greenberg
  • Jeffersontown Mayor and Republican Candidate Bill Dieruf
  • Independent Candidate Mannetta C. Lemkheiter
  • Independent Candidate Martina Kunnecke
  • EFP Candidate Isaac Thacker

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