Join Me for a Community Conversation “Town Hall” on July 11, Paying Respects to Community Leaders of the Greatest Generation and More Updates
Dear Friends –
I’m humbled to be unopposed on the ballot and so I’ve given thought to how I want to proceed with the re-election process. If you’ve saved my sign from last time and wish to put it out, please feel free! If you’d like one, please let me know and I’d be honored to get you one. Ensuring we have a strong turnout is important. We of course have Mayor, Vice Mayor and At-Large races as well.
Save the date! Thursday, July 11th. The Donelson Fellowship at 3210 McGavock Pike across the street from McGavock High School. Doors open at 6:30pm. Meeting starts at 7pm. I’ve never done one before, so I’ve decided to do a town hall style meeting and hold a Community Conversation as we assess where we are, how we got here, and what’s ahead for Donelson and Nashville in the next four years and what we can do to get our priorities realigned to refocus on schools, public safety and our Metro employees. I’ve sent a mailer that looks like this below to every registered voter in the 15th District, so you should be receiving one. I look forward to seeing you there and having a constructive conversation about Donelson and Nashville’s future.
Even though I’m unopposed, I’m honored to be receiving endorsements. Thanks to our Firefighters and Medics at IAFF Local 140, the Fraternal Order of Police Jackson Lodge #5, and the political committee of the Coalition for Nashville Neighborhoods.
Don’t forget you have until July 2nd to register or change your address, which can be done online. Go to www.nashville.gov/vote for all voter information. If you need one, you can secure an absentee ballot here. Below is the Early Voting Schedule.
The community has lost four community and business leaders recently. Charlie Cardwell was one of the longest (if not the longest) serving Metro employee and had been our Metro Trustee through six Mayoral administrations I believe. He embodied professionalism, respect, integrity and what all elected officials should aspire to be. John Harwell, Sr. invested in Donelson during the early days and brought businesses like Two Rivers Ford to Donelson that were here and thrived for decades. Larry Keeton and John A. Hobbs were both World War II veterans, were top business leaders in Donelson, gave back in extraordinary ways, they took care of their neighborhoods and so much more. Dick’s Flowers & Petals, The Larry Keeton Theater, Nashville Palace and John A’s Restaurant have all been places that became institutions in the community that Larry and John A created respectively. All four of these men earned and deserved great respect from their community because of their leadership in making us the great place we are today. They will all be missed and their legacy of service to community will be felt forever.