JANUARY 28, 2015 - TheNews l Nashville's Community Paper
Briley Launches Campaign
“Only Vice is Briley”?: Candidate David Briley listens to kids. He may even use a catchy vice mayoral campaign slogan, “My Only Vice is Briley,” that a couple of kids coined for him. “If not that one, we’ll have a good one,” Briley promised hundreds of friends gathered to support him at Five Points Cocina Mexicana.
On hand to celebrate the official launch of David Briley’s campaign were several other office seekers. “It’s the campaign season,” Briley joked in his welcoming remarks on the mic. He recognized council-at-large hopefuls John Lasiter and Don Majors along with sitting East Nashville district councilmen Anthony Davis (7) and Pete Westerholm (6). Mayoral candidates Charles Robert Bone and Megan Barry also stopped by to sample the quesadillas, tacos, tortillas and other popular Mexican cuisine.
Briley said, “I am running for vice mayor because Nashville is going in the right direction but there are always things we can do better. We can see that more people benefit from the incredible growth we’ve seen.” He promised to run the council effectively with transparency.
An unsuccessful mayoral candidate in 2007, Briley served in the Metro Council for eight years before that. He is the grandson of the late Mayor Beverly Briley.