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MEET THE CANDIDATES 

Rhonda Palazzo
Congress KY 3rd District

Rhonda Palazzo is a Louisville native who was raised in a large Christian family. She attended St. Stephen Martyr grade school, Evangel and Durrett High School where she graduated at age 16 and worked to pay her way through college. She attended both University of Kentucky and University of Louisville, where she graduated with a BSBA, Accounting.  She joined an Investment Brokerage Firm in 1986 and formed her own Broker-Dealer in 1995 where became the second woman owner/operator of a Securities Firm in the State of Kentucky. Rhonda has been active in fundraising for various charities, was named one of Business First's 40 under 40 and was named The Leukemia Society's Woman of the Year. In 2013 she joined her father in their long-standing Real Estate Business. Rhonda is a mother of one daughter and the grandmother to two grandsons. She entered politics recently because she was inspired to make real changes to address the issues of our day which are being ignored by many career politicians. Rhonda is a Patriotic individual who believes in preserving our Constitutional Rights and Christian Heritage for future generations.

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Charlie Bell
Metro Council District 1

Charlie Bell is a Youth Advocate, catering to the needs of the community. Proud resident of District 1. Originally from Akron, Ohio where she held the positions of Alcohol and Drug Research Specialist, Community Activist and Principal of a K-8 Charter School. It was by choice to move her family to Louisville, better weather, lower cost of living, and endless opportunities. Bell brings the experience of having worked in social services for over 20 years with a variety of diverse backgrounds. It has always been her passion to help people. Bell states “You must love someone where they are and help them build their best life possible.” Bell volunteers with the Parkland Boys and Girls Club and many other community activities that will enrich the lives of our youth and young adults. In addition, she serves on various boards within the nonprofit factor throughout Louisville and her hometown of Akron, Ohio. Bell is most proud to be the mother of her two teenagers. 

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George Kimbrough Jr.
School Board District 5

George Kimbrough Jr. is running for JCPS School Board District 5. Kimbrough is the husband of Kimberly Kimbrough. He is a graduate of Male High School, shortly after graduating he began working at Ford Motor Company Assembly Line, where he has been for the last 8 years. Throughout the years, Kimbrough has always had a passion for empowering the youth and community by encouraging people to believe in themselves and know that everyone is uniquely gifted in their own way. Inspired by the youth, Kimbrough thought that his life path would be to become a basketball coach for middle schoolers. However, once he was surrounded by people involved in the education system, he realized his calling was much bigger than just sports. His goal for the school board district is to not only bring change to JCPS and its future, but to be a listening ear and advocate for the parents and teachers. 

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