As soon as Nashville’s elections ended this month, thousands of campaign signs became just about worthless to the candidates overnight. But for the first time, a big batch of those signs will be recycled instead of taken to the dump.
Listen / Nashville voters have chosen a new mayor. Metro Councilman John Cooper defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley by about 40 percentage points, with nearly 70 percent of the vote. Nashville’s mayor-elect said he will prioritize funding neighborhoods that have not received the benefits of the city’s growth.
Councilman John Cooper will be Nashville’s next mayor. During early voting, he came in more than 40 points ahead of incumbent Mayor David Briley, who already conceded to Cooper minutes after the first results came in.
In one-on-one conversations with WPLN’s Tony Gonzalez, Mayor David Briley and Councilman John Cooper share their thoughts on the big issues facing Nashville this election season — including policing, transportation and managing the city’s growth. And you’ll hear analysis from Tony Gonzalez and reporter Meribah Knight.
Listen / The runoff for Nashville mayor kicked into higher gear over the weekend, as incumbent David Briley and Metro Councilman John Cooper went head-to-head for the first time. At a far-ranging debate organized by the faith group Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, or NOAH, the two battled over the direction of the city […]
Of the Metro Council’s 35 district seats, more than a dozen will have fresh faces after Thursday’s election.
Listen / Metro Councilman John Cooper dealt a surprising blow to Mayor David Briley’s bid for a full term, seizing a 10-point lead in the first round of voting. Cooper won 35% of the vote with all precincts reporting. Briley received about 25% of the vote, setting up a head-to-head runoff between the two candidates.
Nashville voters are making key leadership decisions in today’s Metro General Election. Follow along for updates on the results, dispatches from WPLN reporters in the field, and comments from the mayoral candidates.
Listen / Some Nashville voters have been surprised to find brand-new voting machines at the polls this year, and there were a few hiccups in their first days of use during early voting. But election officials say additional training for pollworkers should make for a smooth Election Day on Thursday.
Listen / In addition to choosing the mayor and numerous council members this week, Nashville voters will also decide on two Metro Charter amendments.