The transformation for Chartrael Hall has been remarkable. He has gone from a leader on the court to a leader in the community. Hall is now a minister at Quinn Chapel AME Church in the Louisville, Ky Russell neighborhood and co-founded “Get Better Every Day”. The nonprofit offers young people mentoring through sports. Now a mayor candidate in Louisville, Ky, he seeks to help build the city and bring people together, just like he did on the basketball.
In high school, Hall played for Coach David Zuberer at Manual. The guard led Crimson to a 24-7 record and district championship his senior year. He participated in the 2004 and 2005 Derek Smith East/West All-Star Games. The point guard played his first two seasons at Spalding University. Hall averaged 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds a game in his first season. He started 25 of 26 games and was a team-captain at Spalding during his sophomore year. In 2006-07, he was a team captain at Spalding during his sophomore year. Hall put up 14.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.0 assists a game while helping lead Spalding to the NAIA national tournament. He then transferred to Bellarmine as a junior. The point guard was second on the team in assists at 107, third in rebounds at 4.5 per game, and fourth-highest scorer for the Knights at 9.4 per game.
Hall then took his talents overseas. After playing pro basketball for seven years, he returned to his hometown. He was a vital part in getting The Run for Roses Classic as a premier event. It started at the South Wing at the Louisville fairgrounds. Under one roof girl’s AAU team compete. College and scouts come to check out the future talent. It is one of the largest girl’s AAU tournaments in the country.
As he returned to his hometown, he saw the community differently. The city was growing, but it was still people unheard. He stated God called him to run. This campaign is his first foray into politics, and he sees that as a strength, not a weakness.
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“I’m a breath of fresh air,” he said. “I feel like people are just tired and fed up, and it’s at a point where they’ve opened their hearts, opened their minds, and are receptive to who’s truly here to serve us and make things better.”
The core values that he stands on are F.A.I.T.H., which include Family, Accountability, Integrity, Trust, and Honor. His platform is the restoration of trust, order, and belief in the city of Louisville. He seeks to rebuild the trust between leadership, LMPD, and the community. Also, Hall seeks to establish order in our community by putting the people first and restoring the belief that every individual in the city matters.
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Better education, workforce development, mental health, and affordable housing are the other pillars of his campaign. He fills his day of running a team on the court helps him within this environment. Basketball skills can transfer over. People must believe you will make the right play, lead a team, and inspire. Chartrael Hall seeks to be that person.