Nashville votes for mayor this summer, following a tumultous episode in 2018 in which former mayor Megan Barry resigned suddenly, casting David Briley into the city's highest office.
David Briley won a special election to complete that term, but now faces challengers: State Rep. John Ray Clemmons, At-Large Metro Councilman John Cooper, and retired Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain are mounting serious efforts. There are 10 candidates in total.
The race culminates with early voting in mid-July, followed by Election Day on Aug. 1.
Editor’s note: WPLN is conducting in-depth interviews with candidates who meet at least one of the following criteria: hold or have held an elected office; raised at least $25,000; or have the support of at least 10% of voters in a credible, scientific poll.