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Former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong dies at 75

Former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong has died at the age of 75.
Dave Armstrong
Dave Armstrong

Former Louisville Mayor Dave Armstrong has died at the age of 75.

“Dave Armstrong spent decades as a dedicated public servant for both the city of Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  GLI (Greater Louisville Inc.) worked with his administration through the city-county merger and many other projects that built some of downtown Louisville’s most famous assets like Fourth Street Live!, the Skate Park, and Louisville Glassworks. We are saddened to hear of his passing and offer our thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. His legacy will live on the city he led.” – Kent Oyler, president & CEO of GLI.

Armstrong was mayor of Louisville from 1999 to 2003, the final mayor before city-county merger. He supported the measure that brought about the merger of Louisville and Jefferson County.

Louisville was recognized as the Most Livable City in America twice during his time as mayor.

Before he became mayor, Armstrong served as Jefferson County judge-executive, Kentucky Attorney General and Commonwealth’s Attorney for Jefferson County.

Armstrong was also a strong supporter of community service.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of my friend Dave Armstrong, an incredible Kentuckian,” Sen. Mitch McConnell said in a news release. “I was proud to know Dave during his nearly five decades of public service, and I firmly believe that the city of Louisville and the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky admired him for his leadership and care.  We will all miss Dave’s compassion, dedication, and vision for our city and our state.  Along with our entire community, Elaine and I send our deepest condolences to Dave’s wife, Carol, his family, and his friends.”