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Greg Fischer

AGE:  52

OCCUPATION:  Fischer was one of the inventors of SerVend, the automated ice/beverage dispenser which is used in restaurants and convenience type stores.  He recently founded and is chair of Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm.

PERSONAL: Married to wife, Alexandra; they have four children; 2 sons and 2 daughters

EDUCATION:  A Louisville native, Fischer graduated from Trinity High School in 1976 and Vanderbilt University in 1980.

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Fischer ran for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Kentucky in 2008.  He captured 34% of the vote in a 7-person race, but lost to eventual nominee Bruce Lunsford.

2010 RACE:  Fischer easily defeated three other Democrats in the May primary.
                      Fischer: 37,407
                      David Tandy  16,610
                      Jim King  15,927
                      Tyler Allen   7,851

ON THE ISSUES:  Fischer supports the Ohio River Bridges project but favors building the east end bridge first.  "Assuming an adequate funding plan is in place, we must start with the East End bridge, fix Spaghetti Junction to eliminate congestion and serious safety hazards in conjunction with the new downtown bridge. He believes a $3 toll for the bridges is too high.

Fischer says his experience as a businessman will help him attract jobs to Louisville.  He proposes creating an Office of Innovation, "to nurture ideas that have to potential to create significant numbers of jobs in new areas."

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