The real estate community of Louisville, Kentucky has a new city leader.
KENTucky realtor and real estate lawyer Kevin Davis announced his candidacy for mayor on Tuesday.
Davis was a prominent member of the city’s Real Estate Council when he took over the reins in 2015.
The city of about 10,000 is located in the foothills of the Bluegrass Mountains.
The region includes Kentucky’s eastern part and Kentucky’s western part, and is home to some of the country’s most beautiful natural and cultural resources, including Louisville’s Riverfront Park.
The city’s main thoroughfare is the Louisville-Jefferson County line, which is the most traveled route in the U.S.
A number of candidates vying for Davis’s seat include former City Manager Kevin Lipscomb, Louisville City Attorney Kevin McBride, and K-12 education activist David P. Whitehead.
Davis has been a vocal supporter of local communities, including schools and parks, and has championed the use of data and technology to improve the lives of residents.
He previously served as the director of the Louisville Office of Strategic Planning.
Davis will join the council as a member of its executive committee.
He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in political science.
He also completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Purdue University.
Davis, a former Louisville City Councilman, is the second local candidate to run for mayor in the last month.
In October, former Louisville Councilman and current K-10 Superintendent Jeff Anderson, who was also running for mayor, announced his retirement from the city.