From the factory floor to the boardroom Stuart Ray worked for over 30 years at his family’s company Steel Technologies. After the company was sold in 2010 Stuart founded the Peregrine Company which he still owns and operates today. The Peregrine company specializes in transportation, logistics, and scrap metal management.
Throughout his career, Stuart volunteered in various capacities, including, serving on the board of Maryhurst for over 10 years and being the first man to Chair Maryhurst. Maryhurst is a 175-year-old agency founded by the Sisters of Good Shepherds that takes care of abused young women. His love for his four daughters drew him to the charity for young girls in need.
Stuart was appointed by Governor Steve Beshear to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Commission board, serving his last two years as Chairman. He also has served on the KFC YUM Center Board under both Governors Beshear & Bevin, turning the Arena into a financially viable facility.
Stuart is a proud father of 5 children, four daughters and a son, 4 grandsons and has been married to his wife Michele for nearly 25 years. Stuart is an active hunter, fisherman and previously licensed falconer and can often be found with his 3 yr. old black lab Braxton!
Mayor, City of Jeffersontown, KY
Elected to three terms as Mayor, beginning in 2010
Mayor for the past 10 years in a nonpartisan form of government, Bill Dieruf has worked with agencies, associations, and local and state officials to make Jeffersontown a place of economic growth and development for businesses of all sizes. He has strived to ensure that Jeffersontown is a great place to live, work and play.
Previous owner of Dieruf Hardware, now owned and operated by his daughter and son-in-law. Dieruf Hardware, which opened in 1946, is the oldest continuously operating family-owned business in the City of Jeffersontown.
University of Louisville School of Business Management substitute professor where Mayor Dieruf’s emphasis was in teaching his students the “WOW” value of customer service.
District 1 – Charlie Bell
Career coach and recovery program manager for Goodwill’s young adult opportunity campus, “The Spot”
Focus on “safer neighborhoods, economic development and accessibility to resources”
District 7 – Mike Parrino
Career in accounting and finance; bank examiner for Federal Reserve Bank and internal auditor for Citizens Fidelity Bank & Trust
Windhurst Neighborhood resident and member of Derby City Sailing Club
He and wife, Peggey, are active members of St. Albert the Great Catholic Church
District 9 – Alexandra Martindale
Background in workforce development, specializing in manufacturing and construction
Currently sits on Louisville Metro’s Human Relations Commission and KentuckianaWorks’ Manufacturing Employer Advisory Board
Strong advocate for post-secondary education, focusing on the high demand of skilled trades without acquiring debt
District 11 – Kevin Kramer (Unopposed)
Kramer was elected to the first Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council in November 2002.
In January of 2006, Kramer was elected and served as the Metro Council President. He currently is the vice chair of Budget Committee and is a member of the Labor and Economic Development and Equity and Inclusion Committees.
Councilman Kevin Kramer has been a teacher at Mercy Academy of Louisville for over 20 years.
District 13 – Dan Seum, Jr.
Involved with state and local government for over 25 years
Public Safety is number one priority, starting with putting more officers on the streets and giving them the tools and support to do their job
District 17 – Kent Hall
Career in Human Resources and Past President of the Louisville Chapter of SHRM.
Retired after 27 years with the Jefferson County
Serves as Commissioner for the City of Murray Hill
Long time member at Northeast Christian Church
District 19 – Anthony Piagentini (Unopposed)
Elected to Metro Council in November, 2018
Over private sector experience; past 8 years in healthcare
Veteran of U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Current chair of Louisville Metro Council Minority Caucus
District 23 – Jeff Hudson
Career as Mechanical Engineer and Program Manager for the US Navy, Joint Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Development Group, and GE Appliances
Fern Creek High School graduate; children graduates of Whitfield Academy
Has Attended Highview Baptist Church for over 50 years
District 25 – Khalil “Charlie” Batshon
Husband, father and lifelong south end resident
Small business owner (Khalil’s on Dixie)
Board member of Southwest Community Ministries,
Riverside Farnsley Moremen and Business Network International
PRP Alumni of the Year (2013)
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