Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Metro Council races begin to take shape ahead of August election

by Joey Garrison, The Tennessean - District 31 Metro Councilman Fabian Bedne and District 18 Councilwoman Burkley Allen, long rumored as contenders, both confirmed their at-large candidacies. ... Council members Sheri Weiner, Steve Glover and Anthony Davis said they're also considering at-large runs... Also running in the race for at-large is Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian immigrant who chairs the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee. .. Current district council members Robert Swope, Freddie O'Connell, Ed Kindall, Kathleen Murphy, Antoinette Lee, Dave Rosenberg and At-large Councilman Bob Mendes have each appointed treasurers to run for re-election. ... Among candidates running for seats that will become open is Tim Garrett, a former at-large councilman and longtime Democratic state representative from Goodlettsville, who has filed a treasurer to run for District 10. Former Metro school board Chairwoman Cheryl Mayes has appointed a treasurer for a run for council District 32. (link)

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