LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Carla Dearing announced Tuesday that she is running for mayor of Louisville as a Democrat.

Dearing is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, and graduated from the University of Michigan. She currently runs Velo, a firm that provides expertise strategy, growth and access to capital for black-, brown-, women- and LGBTQ-owned companies.

Dearing is an 18-year board member of the JCTC Foundation and has served on the TARC board during the past year.

She  joins a field of at least seven other candidates running for Louisville mayor in 2022.

Those candidates include activist and pastor Tim Findley Jr.; activist and organizer Shameka Parrish-Wright; funeral home owner Anthony Oxendine; Former CEO of 21c Museum Hotels and co-owner of Ohio Valley Wrestling Craig Greenberg; Jeffersontown mayor Bill Dieruf; Margaret Trowe of the Socialist Workers Party; and Jefferson County Circuit Court Clerk David Nicholson.

You can learn more about Dearing's campaign here.

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