LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Councilman David James was elected President of the Louisville Metro Council on Thursday.
"In 2018 we will need to reach across the aisle, pull up our sleeves and work together not as political parties but as one body – Louisville Metro Council!" said James.
The vote was unanimous, a statement from the Louisville Metro Council said.
"To my colleagues I want to say thank you to each of you for your vote tonight and your commitment to making our city a better place for our constituents. Each of you represent every person in our city and I know from working with each of you that you are dedicated to expressing yourselves passionately as you represent your constituents and that's one of the things I love so much about each of you," James said in a statement. "This past year we came together to do some great things for our city."
A statement issued by Louisville Metro Council said:
David James was elected to the Metro Council in November of 2010. He serves the neighborhoods of Algonquin, California, Limerick, Old Louisville, Park Hill, Russell, St. Joseph, Shelby Park, Smoketown-Jackson, Taylor-Berry, University, and the Central Business District.
James replaces former Metro Council President David Yates.
Metro Council Clerk H. Stephen Ott was unanimously reelected. Ott has served as Council Clerk since 2013.