MEET THE CANDIDATE

Get to Know Alison...

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BACKGROUND

Alison was born and raised in Louisville, where she grew up with her parents and younger brother.  Her mother is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and her father is a Certified Public Accountant. Her family instilled in her a strong work ethic, a moral compass and inspired her to care about all the members of a community. As an alumna of Assumption High School and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts, Alison developed an interest in government and taking action to make positive change. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Boston University, graduating cum laude in three years.

 

Alison is married to local attorney and Veteran, Jacob Elder. They live in Crescent Hill with their son, Edward; their daughter, Idris; their dog, Matilda; and their cat, Billy. In her free time, you can find Alison jogging the streets of Crescent Hill,  gardening and spending time with her extended family. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

After graduation, Alison spent ten years working as a television producer for both local and national news outlets. Her final years in journalism were spent in the field covering natural disasters and climate change for The Weather Channel. It was there that she immersed herself in learning about how our actions impact the health of our communities.

 

She returned to Louisville in 2015 to become Director of Communications for Greater Louisville Inc. In 2018, she was named one of the "Forty Under 40" by Louisville Business First. She serves on the board of the Kentucky Resources Council, an environmental advocacy organization.

 

Today, she is a part of the corporate communications department for a local Fortune 500 Company. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Responsibility. Equity. Action.

Louisville is full of potential and it is time we support new leadership and new voices embracing that mindset and taking action. I believe that we need to hear from people of all ages and backgrounds to improve services and safety for all of our residents. No solution is one-size fits all, but we need to take swift action to begin to tangibly address the many needs facing Louisville and its citizens. 

Nestled in between Downtown and the East End, District 9 contains some of the most beautiful and accessible neighborhoods in Louisville. We need a strong leader with a forward-looking perspective on how we can improve transportation for all of our neighbors and access for those interested in living here. If elected, my focus will be on responsible, sustainable and equitable development and creating a safer community for all of the residents of District 9.