David Tandy has represented Louisville's 4th District on the Metro Council since 2005. In 2009, he was elected president of the Council. He is also an attorney at Stoll-Keenon-Ogden.
The written platform provided to Fox 41 News by the David Tandy campaign emphasizes the economy, education and a rejuvenated downtown Louisville.
"A vibrant downtown is vital to our plans to bring high-wage, high-growth industries of the future to Jefferson County Metro," Tandy's platform states. "The core business district defines the entire region – economically and culturally – and drives the well-being of everyone in the metropolitan area. My Downtown Strategy will make downtown a place where both global and local businesses can thrive, and where young people and families alike can live."
At a time when budgets are strained, Tandy told Fox 41's Bennett Haeberle that he plans on trimming the fat when it comes to the city's costs. He said the first step is to conduct an efficiency study to identify excesses -- then cut them out. He says he's using the state of West Virginia as a model.
"They saved $3 million by just simply recalibrating their snow plows to make sure that the right amount of salt was distributed on the roads," he said.
Tandy added that the green initiatives would have a significant role to play in his administration.
"We also have to embrace the Green Movement and make sure that we would make every facility owned by metro government energy efficient," Tandy said. "My ultimate goal would be to have all of our buildings off of the power grid by using wind and solar energy to power them and using geothermal heating and cooling systems to provide the heat and cooling in those buildings."
In addition to his law career and his role as a Metro Councilman, Tandy also served as the government relations director for the American Cancer Society, Mid-South Division Inc., and has worked in the Washington D.C. office of former Senator Wendell Ford.