Over a year ago, my family and I announced my candidacy for Vice Mayor. Last week, we made our last campaign pitches and put the decision in the hands of the voters. I'm thankful that the voters chose our vision for the future of Nashville and elected me Vice Mayor.
We’ve worked hard over the last year and received support from all across Nashville. Thank you to my wife, Jodie, and my son, Sam, for taking this journey with me. Thank you to my amazing campaign staff, all our volunteers, each of our house party hosts, and everyone who contributed to my campaign. I am humbled by your continued and unwavering support. I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the help of supporters like you.
We started this knowing it would be an uphill battle. We knew we were a "down ballot" race and would be competing for voters' attention. We knew we had a long way to go on educating Nashvillians about why the vice mayoral position was important. But together, you helped us spread that message and reach voters across the county. Thank you for believing in me and investing in my campaign.
As Vice Mayor I will work hard to make the Council more inclusive, transparent, and accountable. I will always remember these principles as I appoint committees and their chairs, as I work with the new Council to give context to decisions it faces, and as I work to build support for the growing needs of our city.
August 11, 2015