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Local Government Relations Monthly Updates

 October 2019 - Metro Election Results

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Councilmember-At-Large John Cooper was elected Mayor in the September 12, 2019 run-off election defeating incumbent Mayor David Briley with a 69.12% of the vote. He took the oath of office on Saturday, September 28th, as the ninth Mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Cooper restated his campaign pledge to create a Nashville that “works for everyone." He is Nashville’s fourth mayor in the last four years.


Council-At-Large (general and runoff election)

mendes         sharon hurt        burkley allen        steve glover        zulfat suara

Bob Mendes

(won outright without
a runoff during the General Election)


Sharon Hurt

(won with 40,300 votes)


Burkley Allen

(won with 34,723 votes)


Steve Glover

(won with 34,397 votes)


Zulfat Suara

(won with 34,237 votes)

Councilmatic District run-off results

District 2 – Kyonzte Toombs, BA'01; JD'04, defeated incumbent DeCosta Hastings

District 7 – Emily Benedict defeated Clint Camp

District 13 – Russ Bradford defeated Andrew Dixon

District 16 – Ginny Welsch defeated former Councilmember Tony Tenpenny

District 21 – Brandon Taylor defeated incumbent Ed Kindall

District 23 – Thom Druffel defeated incumbent Mina Johnson

District 26 – Courtney Johnson defeated incumbent Jeremy Elrod

District 30 – Sandra Sepulveda defeated former State Rep. Sherry Jones

Historic Metro Council:

  • Councilmember At-Large Zulfat Suara is the first Muslim to serve on the Metro Council;

  • Councilmember Sandra Sepulveda is the first Latina to serve on the Metro Council; 

  • Twenty of the forty-member council are women; and,

  • The LGBTQ Caucus consists of 5 Members




(Photos: @JohnCooper4Nash-Twitter)