New Metro Council members sworn in during virtual ceremony

New Metro Council members sworn in during virtual ceremony
New members include Councilman Jecorey Arthur and Councilwoman Cassie Chambers-Armstrong. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Several Democratic members of the Louisville Metro Council took the Oath of Office on Monday.

All members were present during a virtual ceremony led by Judge Denise Brown.

One of the most notable members taking his oath is District 4 Councilman Jecorey Arthur.

Arthur will step into the seat previously held by Barbara Sexton-Smith. She served as the district representative since 2016.

District 4 is one of the largest districts that includes the Russell, California, and Nulu neighborhoods.

Arthur was a fixture at the protests downtown, and his campaign centered around his focus to make the district and the city equal.

Cassie Chambers-Armstrong will step into the District 8 seat. The district includes most of the Highlands. Chambers-Armstrong replaced Brandon Coan, who did not run for another term.

Neither Arthur nor Chambers-Armstrong were challenged by a Republican opponent.

Democrats hold the majority in the Metro Council with 19 blue seats against seven red seats.

The seat for District 25, which covers most of South Louisville, is currently vacant. The seat was previously held by Councilman David Yates, who was elected to the Kentucky State Senate.

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