Metro Council candidate Reily’s roster of donors is a who’s who of local business luminaries

Stephen Reily

They’ve helped Stephen Reily power his way toward raising more money than any council candidate in a primary election since city and county governments merged. The philanthropist has amassed a $134,450 war chest for his District 8 race, well ahead of his six Democratic opponents, The Courier-Journal reports today.

An executive of the West Louisville FoodPort, Reily has ponied up $40,000 of his own, in addition to the $94,450 raised from other donors, who are limited to $1,000 in per-person gifts. The newspaper says they include:

Reily’s personal fortune comes from his family’s Louisiana-based food and beverage company, according to the CJ.

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