Karl Dean oversaw some big projects during his eight years as Nashville's mayor: a $600 million dollar convention center, a new minor league baseball park, an amphitheater by the Cumberland River.
They left a clear legacy. But they've also been sources of contention.
So in an interview shortly before the Democratic primary, WPLN's Emily Siner asked Karl Dean whether he regrets any of the decisions he made as mayor and whether he'd take the same approach to being governor.
Listen to an extended interview with Dean on this special episode of The Tri-Star State: