Wednesday, January 13, 2010


This from the Jefferson County GOP newsletter:


January 12, 2010
Contact - Jerry T. Miller

Louisville, KY - Fulfilling his four-month commitment as Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman, Jerry T. Miller resigned tonight upon the election of long-time Republican activist Shellie May as the new Chairman. Ms. May is the first woman to hold that position in the last 28 years.

Last September, Miller was asked by the Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party to become its Chairman following the unexpected resignation of Brad Cummings. "When I learned last September that my Councilman, Hal Heiner, would be running for Mayor, it was my intention to immediately announce my candidacy for his 19th District Metro Council seat", Miller said. "When asked to defer my personal plans until January, I was glad to do so, as it was clear that it was most important to get the Jefferson County Republican Party better positioned to win elections in 2010."

Miller appointed a search committee chaired by Councilman Ken Fleming to identify the best person to fill the remainder of the four-year term of JCRP Executive Committee Chair. Following their recommendation, Shellie May was elected the new JCRP Chairman at Tuesday night's meeting.

Miller focused on building party unity during his term and initiated a search for a new headquarters location for the JCRP. Under his leadership, JCRP made 2,000 calls last December on behalf of Jimmy Higdon's successful bid for State Senate.

The newly elected May will bring a wealth of experience to the Republican Party, including active participation in state and county races for over two decades. Chairwoman May stated

"Now, more than ever, Jefferson County needs strong Republicans and a strong Republican party."

As many of you may recall back in October we had then Jefferson County GOP Chairman Jerry "J.T." Miller on the MyViewMatters Radio Show Louisville News and Politics: MYVIEWMATTERS RADIO SHOW W/ JEFFERSON COUNTY GOP CHAIRMAN JERRY MILLER.

At that time we discussed whether Mr. Miller would run for office this year. Now it is official.

Jerry Miller filed his paperwork today to run for the Metro Council District 19 seat being vacated by Hal Heiner in his quest to become Mayor. This will make at least 3 Republicans in this race so far.

They are Republican Kaven Rumpel retired police detective, Small Business Alliance Vice President, Charitable Gaming spokesman, and lifelong resident of our area.

Daniel Osborne the Vice Chairman for the Jefferson County Young Republicans and a recent addition to the Louisville area hailing from Lexington.

And now Jerry "J.T." Miller, now former Jefferson County GOP Chairman, and ex Ernie Fletcher administration exec as well.

The race in District 19 is shaping up to be something to watch. While Rumpel is considered to be the front runner thanks to his lifelong local ties to the community, it will be interesting to see if Osborne and Miller can sway enough votes.

Keep your eyes open folks.

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