Nashville mayoral election, 2015

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Nashville mayoral election, 2015
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Mayor before election

Karl Dean
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Megan Barry
Democratic

The 2015 Nashville mayoral election took place on August 6, 2015, to elect the Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. As no candidate won a majority of the vote, a runoff was held on September 10 between the top two candidates.

Nashville elections are officially nonpartisan.

Incumbent Democratic Mayor Karl Dean was term limited and could not run for re-election to a third term in office.[1]

Election results

No candidates received the required majority for election, therefore a runoff election took place on September 10, 2015 between the two candidates receiving the most votes, Megan Barry and David Fox.

Nashville Mayoral Run-Off Election, September 2015[2]
Candidate Votes % ±
Megan Barry 60,519 55
David Fox 49,694 45

Candidates

Declared

Potential

  • Stuart Brunson, former Deputy Governor of Tennessee[8]
  • Butch Eley, businessman[1]
  • Frank Garrison, businessman[15]
  • Jason Holleman, Metropolitan Councilmember[1]
  • Ronnie Steine, Metropolitan Councilmember and former Vice Mayor[1]
  • Carter Todd, Metropolitan Councilmember[16]
  • Mike Turner, State Representative[17]

Declined

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Nashville 2015 mayor's race chatter begins". The Tennessean. December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.nashville.gov/Election-Commission/About/Historical-Information/Election-Returns/September-10-Election-Results.aspx
  3. ^ "With little more than a year until Election Day, the 2015 mayoral race is taking shape". Nashville Scene. July 10, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  4. ^ "Attorney Charles Robert Bone announces run for mayor". The Tennessean. May 8, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ http://i.imgur.com/bLI8YVd.jpg
  6. ^ "David Fox officially joins Nashville mayor's race". The Tennessean. July 21, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  7. ^ "Bill Freeman to run for Nashville mayor". The Tennessean. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  8. ^ a b c "Torry Johnson: I won't run for mayor". The Tennessean. May 21, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  9. ^ "Howard Gentry, Jerry Maynard still weighing runs for Nashville mayor". The Tennessean. December 22, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  10. ^ "All bets are off in Nashville mayor's race". The Tennessean. January 31, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  11. ^ "LEAD charter founder Jeremy Kane announces mayoral bid". The Tennessean. July 24, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  12. ^ "Linda Rebrovick joins Nashville mayor's race". The Tennessean. September 2, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  13. ^ "Linda Rebrovick to use Eskind name in mayor's race". The Tennessean. January 13, 2015. Retrieved February 3, 2015.
  14. ^ http://www.nashvillescene.com/countrylife/archives/2015/05/21/the-mayoral-race-just-got-a-whole-lot-funnier-comedian-chad-riden-joins-the-ballot
  15. ^ "Who's behind that phone poll about the 2015 mayoral race?". Nashville Scene. April 18, 2013. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  16. ^ "Council's Carter Todd not ruling out '15 mayoral run". The Tennessean. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  17. ^ "#MayoralChatter: Mike Turner Undecided On Run — But He Likes His Chances". Nashville Scene. April 18, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  18. ^ a b "Sheriff Daron Hall won't run for mayor in 2015". The Tennessean. September 25, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
  19. ^ "Jerry Maynard decides against Nashville mayoral bid". The Tennessean. December 29, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
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