Fresh Faces Elected To Nashville's Metro Council, With Some Contests Undecided | Nashville Public Radio

Fresh Faces Elected To Nashville's Metro Council, With Some Contests Undecided

Aug 2, 2019

Of the Metro Council’s 35 district seats, more than a dozen will have fresh faces after Thursday’s election.

And eight districts are still undecided, heading to runoff contests after close votes. Among the runoffs are tough contests for four current council members who faced strong challengers:

  • In District 2, Councilman DeCosta Hastings got 39% and faces Kyonzté Toombs, who had 31%.
  • In District 21, Councilman Ed Kindall got 36% and faces Brandon Taylor, who got 33% in a five-way race.
  • In District 23, Councilwoman Mina Johnson got 47% to challenger Thom Druffel with 44%.
  • In District 26, Councilman Jeremy Elrod got 36% and trailed challenger Courtney Johnston 41%.

Among the familiar faces who will return to council are eight incumbents who didn’t have challengers. And just as many won by wide margins. The elected council members are:

  • District 1: Councilman Jonathan Hall
  • District 2: runoff between Hastings and Toombs
  • District 3: new Councilwoman Jennifer Gamble
  • District 4: Councilman Robert Swope
  • District 5: new Councilman Sean Parker
  • District 6: Councilman Brett Withers
  • District 7: runoff between Emily Benedict and Clint Camp
  • District 8: Councilwoman Nancy VanReece
  • District 9: new Councilwoman Tonya Hancock
  • District 10: new Councilman Zach Young
  • District 11: Councilman Larry Hagar
  • District 12: new Councilwoman Erin Evans
  • District 13: runoff between Russ Bradford and Andrew Dixon
  • District 14: Councilman Kevin Rhoten
  • District 15: Councilman Jeff Syracuse
  • District 16: runoff between Ginny Welsch and Tony Tenpenny
  • District 17: Councilman Colby Sledge
  • District 18: new Councilman Tom Cash
  • District 19: Councilman Freddie O’Connell
  • District 20: Councilwoman Mary Carolyn Roberts
  • District 21: runoff between Kindall and Taylor
  • District 22: new Councilwoman Gloria Hausser
  • District 23: runoff between Johnson and Druffel
  • District 24: Councilwoman Kathleen Murphy
  • District 25: Councilman Russ Pulley
  • District 26: runoff between Elrod and Johnston
  • District 27: new Councilman Robert Nash
  • District 28: Councilwoman Tanaka Vercher
  • District 29: Councilwoman Delishia Porterfield
  • District 30: runoff between Sanda Sepulveda and Sherry Jones
  • District 31: new Councilman John Rutherford
  • District 32: new Councilwoman Joy Styles
  • District 33: Councilwoman Antoinette Lee
  • District 34: Councilwoman Angie Henderson
  • District 35: Councilman Dave Rosenberg

Early voting for the runoff begins Aug. 23, with Election Day on Sept. 12.