The old pro and the young gun shoot it out tonight at Bellarmine University.
Tom Owen, who’s been on the old Louisville Board of Aldermen, then on the Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Council off and on since 1990 is taking on challenger Kirt Jacobs for 8th District seat on the Metro Council.
Owen, a Democrat, is a real estate developer, a University of Louisville professor and an historian.
Republican Jacobs is a commercial real estate broker and a former econ-dev official in the Abramson administration.
From the Bellarmine news release:
The debate, organized by Bellarmine University’s Brown Scholars and co-sponsored by the Bellarmine Young Democrats, Young Republicans, Political Science Club, and Students for Political Awareness, will be moderated by Dr. Lee Remington Williams, assistant professor of political science. This event is free and open to the public. In addition to being the home of Bellarmine University, the Eighth District includes the neighborhoods of Cherokee Triangle, part of the Original Highlands, Tyler Park, Bonnycastle, Deer Park, Highlands-Douglass, Belknap, Upper Highlands, Bowman, Alta Vista, Braeview and Denham-Drayton, and the small cities of Strathmoor manor, Strathmoor Village, Kingsley and Seneca Gardens.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 102 in Pasteur Hall, which is building No. 2 on this campus map.