Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Who is running for Mayor and Council

These are the people running for Mayor or assumed to be running for Mayor:

  • Megan Barry, very liberal Council-member-at-large.  link
  • Charles Robert Bone, an attourney (link)
  • Linda Rebrovick,  Consensus Point president and CEO. Maybe a Republican. link
  • Kenneth Eaton owner of Eaton's Used Cars and other business interest. He is a Republican.
  • Howard Gentry, former Vice Mayor, former candidate for Mayor who came close, African-American.
  • Jeremy Kane, CEO and President of Leed Academy  link
  • David Fox, a former Tennessean business reporter,  former Titan Advisors, former school board member. He may be a Republican  link.  link.  
  • David Freeman, local businessman and major fund raiser for the Democratic party. 

These are people who were once thought to be running for Mayor who have said they are not: 
  • Daron Hall, the Sheriff
  • William F. Carpenter III, Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals. (link)
 These are people I wish were running for Mayor, but have no indication they are (If you know any of them, maybe you can encourage them to run):
  • Tim Garrett, Councilman-at-large and former state representative.  He is in the funeral home business. I know he is a Democrat, but he is a reasonable, fiscally conservative Democrat and a very nice guy with a depth of knowledge about Nashville.
  • Lee Beaman, Owner of Beaman automotive companies and other business interest.
  • Charlie Tygard, currently a term-limited Councilman-at-large. He knows Metro Government and he is fiscally conservative. He is a Republican.

These are people who have said they are running for Council-at-large or assumed to be running: 
  • Karen Bennett, currently represents a Council District and is a member of the Republican Party State Executive Committee. 
  • Ken Jakes, he owns a produce company and is a citizen activist who has often exposed government waste and corruption. 
  • Robert Duvall, currently a district councilman, term limited out, former unsuccessful candidate for the State House, and current Chairman of the Davidson County Republican Party.

These are the people who are running for a District council seats or are rumored to be running for District Council seats: 
  • Don Majors, who has been working in constituent services for Rep. Jim Cooper, is leaving that position to run for council. He previously represented the Maplewood area in the 90s and early aughts.
  • Stephen Clements, District 7, a Republican who heads the Caffeinated Conservatives group. 
  • Lonnie Spivak, District 35, a Republican. 
Who is "termed-out," meaning they have served two terms and not eligible to run again:


METRO ELECTED OFFICIALS
Italics indicate termed limited.
OFFICE
INCUMBENT
Who is
Termed-out



Mayor
Karl Dean
Termed
Vice-mayor and President
Termed
COUNCIL


At-large
Megan Barry
Termed
At-large
Ronnie Stein
Termed
At-large
Tim Garrett
Termed
At-large
Charlie Tygard
Termed
At-large
Jerry Maynard
Termed
Districts

Termed
1
Lonnell Mathews, Jr.
Termed
2
Frank Harrison
Termed
3
Walter hunt
Termed
4
Brady Banks

5
Scott Davis

6
Peter Westerholm

7
Anthony Davis

8
Karen Bennett
Termed
9
Bill  Pridemore

10
Doug Pardue

11
Open

12
Steve Glover

13
Josh Stites

14
Bruce Stanley
Termed
15
Phil Claiborne
Termed
16
Tony Tenpenny

17
Sandra Moore
Termed
18
Burkley Allen

19
Erica Gilmore
Termed
20
Buddy Baker
Termed
21
Edith Lancaster
Termed
22
Shreri Weiner

23
Emily Evans
Termed
24
Jason Holleman
Termed
25
Sean McGuire
Termed
26
Chris Harmon

27
Davette Blalock

28
Duane A. Dominy
Termed
29
Karen Y. Johnson

30
Jason Potts

31
Fabian Bedne

32
Jacobia Dowell

33
Robert Duvall
Termed
34
Carter Todd
Termed
35
Bo Mitchell


This is a work in progress and I will be updating from time to time when new information becomes available. There are probably some candidates for Mayor or the Metro Council that I inadvertently left off of this list.  If there is an obvious candidate I failed to add to this list, please let me know. 

If you are a candidate, please be sure to send me your announcements and press releases.

Readers of this blog should not assume that because I post news of a campaign event or a press release from a candidate, that that constitutes an endorsement of that candidate. If I endorse someone, I will make it clear. 


I am making very few endorsements at this early stage. My endorsements are highlighted in red. I may not make an endorsement in every race, as I may not have enough information to make an informed decision in each race. For Mayor and Councilman-at-large races, I want to know who all is running before I make a decision of whom I am support. Winnability is a factor in who I support as well as experience and philosophy of government. When it comes to recommendations for Councilmen-at-large, while one may vote up to five candidates to fill five slots, I often vote for only one rather than dilute my vote. So, other than knowing I am supporting Ken Jakes, I am holding off on endorsing any other candidates until I see the full list of who is running and look at some data to determine who can mount a serious challenge and some other factors.

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1 comment:

  1. I met Linda Rebrovick and representatives from David Fox a couple of weeks ago at a Nashville Young Republicans meeting, if that says anything about their party.

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