On Thursday, Aug. 2, Davidson County voters will decide the fate of several local offices, including vice mayor and school board seats, that coincide with state and federal primaries.
The vice mayor, whose chief job is to oversee Metro Council, will serve until the position is up for a four-year term in August 2019.
Early voting begins Friday, July 13, and ends Saturday, July 28. Find the full schedule at nashville.gov/Election-Commission.
Vice Mayor Candidates
• Matt DelRossi
DelRossi, a local musician and political newcomer, is campaigning on three core issues—affordable housing, education and transportation. He said he is running to “restore confidence in Metro Government in both the public and private sectors.”
• Jim Shulman
Shulman was elected in 2015 as an at-large councilman for Davidson County. He represented District 25 –which includes the Green Hills area–on the Council from 1999 to 2007 where he chaired Budget, Transportation and Public Works committees. Shulman is the executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. As vice mayor, Shulman says he will “work to build consensus around addressing our budget challenges, improving public education and ensuring that everyone who wants to live in Nashville can afford to live in Nashville.”
• Sheri Weiner
Weiner was elected to Metro Council in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. As acting vice mayor, she presides over the council while representing part of the Bellevue area. Weiner says she believes “every solution begins with listening” and is “working hard to implement measures to make our government more responsive, accountable, and transparent.” She has held leadership positions with Tennessee Hearing Society, Bellevue Harpeth Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club of Bellevue and Gordon Jewish Community Center.