Q&A with candidates for Metro Louisville mayor: Jonathan Robertson, Republican [News]

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Still undecided about whom to vote for in tomorrow's primary for Metro Louisville mayor? Last week we sent questionnaires to all the Democratic and Republican candidates vying to replace the outgoing dapper Jerry Abramson. But rather than ask about jobs, bridges and downtown development, we hit on the important issues: bars, tattoos and keeping Louisville weird. We asked candidates to answer at least five questions from a list of 10. The responses we received will be posted today, in random order.

What’s your favorite possession?
It changes frequently.  Usually the latest electronic gadget, like an iPad, but I don’t have one…yet. J

How would you help “keep Louisville weird?”
By letting Louisvillians keep it that way ;)

Best bar in town?
Not sure, haven’t been to one lately

Favorite all-time Louisville restaurant?
This is a tough question.  I really can’t pick just one!

Louisville: Gateway to the North? Gateway to the South? Or Gateway tothe _______________?
Louisville: Gateway to the Future ©
* If we take some simple steps to position our city as a leader, instead of a follower, in the hi-tech, alternative energy, medical research, film and other industries, we can be a city moving toward the future while preserving our past.

Favorite local sports team?
U of L Cardinals…all sports.  I am a graduate and life-long Louisvillian, Go CARDS!

Your biggest guilty pleasure in town?
Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen…French Silk Pie

If you were forced to get a tattoo today, what would you get?
U of L Fighting Cardinal

Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue or Market Street?
Bardstown Road…where I used to hang out with friends at the then hot spots for nightlife.  There was and is always something going on.

Biggest missed opportunity the city has had?
Lately…applying for Google's Gigabit initiative. It would have been free press for the city as well as free fiber wiring for Gigabit speed Internet.  It would, and still could if we do it ourselves, change our destiny as a city.

Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Robertson for Metro Louisville Mayor

About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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