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At-large Councilwoman Erica Gilmore announces her candidacy for Nashville Mayor


What we need more than continuity, is a mayor with a strong mandate from the voters.

At-large Councilwoman Erica Gilmore issued the following statement: 

Nashville, TN (March 28, 2018) - "For 11 years you have given me the distinct honor to serve you on the Metro Council, as council member of District 19 and Council Member-At-Large. During that time I have been a leader on the council in the fight to save Metro General Hospital, to build affordable housing and to tackle the growing wealth inequality in our city. This mayoral election is a critical one. Either we will grow together as "One Nashville", or we will leave far too many behind. That is why I believe I am the person to lead us towards the growth that benefits all of Nashville. After much prayer, reflection and consulting with my family and constituents across this wonderful city it gives me great joy yo announce today, that I Erica Gilmore am running for mayor this year. 

I have a track record of getting results. I know I have the right message that will appeal to voters from all walks of life, in every zip code of our great city,. What we need more than continuity, is a mayor with a strong mandate from the voters. We have runaway economic inequality in Nashville right now. We've successfully built a thriving and prosperous 'New Nashville.' But far too many hard-working families aren't sharing in the fruits of our city's success.

My whole life, I've been a builder of bridges, bringing people together across differences in politics, background, class, and geography I am eager to bring these leadership skills of collaboration, partnership, and coalition-building to the mayor's office. It's what a growing, diverse, city on-the-move like Nashville needs. 

I am asking for your vote and other the next few months I look forward to earning it."