State Rep. John Ray Clemmons is running for mayor of Nashville. Clemmons, the only candidate to formally join Mayor David Briley in the race, announced his bid in an interview with The Tennessean.
“I’m proud to announce my candidacy for mayor of Nashville in 2019," Clemmons tweeted Wednesday morning. "Nashville families expect and deserve a strong, decisive leader in the Mayor’s Office; someone with a vision for the future of our city that’s grounded in our core values of equity, opportunity, and justice."
“Nashvillians are ready to step up and demand bold leadership on transportation, education, affordable housing, and public safety, issues requiring immediate attention and action."
Nashville residents will head to the polls in August. The deadline to qualify for mayoral candidacy is in May.
In 2014, Clemmons defeated incumbent Gary Odom to represent the 55th district in the Tennessee House. The district includes the Hillsboro Village area and parts of West Nashville like West Meade, Hillwood and the Nations.