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Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh

Longtime Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh, D-9, announced this morning that she will not seek re-election after this term, which expires at the end of 2014.

Ward-Pugh has served District 9 for 11 years, representing east Louisville neighborhoods including St. Matthews, Crescent Hill, Clifton and Lexington Road.

Here’s her official statement:

I am announcing today that I will not seek re-election as the Metro Council Representative for the Ninth District. Until then, I will continue to serve you, the Ninth District, and all of Louisville until my term expires in December of 2014. 

It has been my privilege to serve the best interests of the citizens of this district and Metro Louisville. We have a great city and I am most proud of the opportunity I’ve had to increase the transparency and accountability of metro government, sustainability of our resources as well as the emphasis we’ve placed on valuing and including all of our citizens.

My best wishes to all of you as I focus on exploring what the next chapter of my life will bring and where I can continue to make a meaningful contribution to our community and our world.

Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley

Sarah Kelley has spent the past 15 years in journalism, pursuing a wide range of stories — from covering federal courts in Washington, D.C., including the trials of 9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui and former vice presidential Chief of Staff Scooter Libby, to investigating prosecutorial misconduct in capital cases in Nashville, Tenn. In 2008, Sarah returned to her native Louisville to work for LEO Weekly, where she served as editor until 2013. Email Sarah at [email protected]