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​Alison Brotzge-Elder Enters Louisville Metro Council District 9 Primary

Louisville, KY (December 20, 2021) - Today in the presence of her family, Alison Brotzge-Elder filed to run in the Democratic Primary for Louisville Metro Council to represent the residents of District 9.

“When I returned home to Louisville in 2015, I did so to make a difference and give back to the city that shaped me. I am ready to build upon Councilman Hollander’s hard work and improve District 9 with new, bold leadership,” Alison said. “I look forward to working hard to earn my neighbors trust and their votes.”

Alison was born and raised in Louisville. As an alumnae 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.

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 previously served as the Director of Communications for Greater Louisville Inc. In 2018, she was named one of the "Forty Under 40" by Louisville Business First. Today, she is a part of the corporate communications department for a local Fortune 500 Company, leading a team focused on digital strategy and social media. She also serves on the board of the Kentucky Resources Council, an environmental advocacy organization.

Alison is married to local attorney and Veteran, Jacob Elder. They live in Crescent Hill with their two children and pets. Her family instilled in her a strong work ethic and inspires her to care about everyone living in Louisville. For more information on her candidacy, visit: or email:

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