Coan not seeking re-election to District 8 council seat

Coan not seeking re-election to District 8 council seat

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - After serving just three years of his first term as councilman for District 8, Brandon Coan says he will not run for a second four-year term.

In a newsletter sent by e-mail to his District 8 constituents, Coan wrote “I have worked hard, with a lot of help from others, to make Louisville and the Highlands a better place to live.”

He also called his time in office “challenging, rewarding, sometimes frustrating and deeply meaningful personal experience."

“You know, when you just take a look at the whole picture, with my own personal life and then how much you’re able to accomplish in this role, and some of the trade-offs and that sort of a thing, I just felt like the time was right," Coan said in an interview with WAVE 3 News.

Coan described his personal motivations in his newsletter describing how his work on the council has impacted his career, health and family.

“I turn 40 next year,” he wrote. “My family is the most important thing to me.”

Coan’s district encompasses all or parts of 13 neighborhoods, including the Highlands.

He supported the removal of the Castleman statue from the Cherokee Triangle, promoted public safety and revitalizing the Bardstown Road corridor.

“My biggest thing that I’ll let whoever’s following me know is you can’t do it by yourself," Coan said. “You just don’t have the authority or the resources to get it done by yourself.”

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