NASHVILLE – A group of African American business leaders has endorsed Mayor David Briley for re-election, citing his commitment to equity for minority businesses.
“As a founding member and former chairman of the Buffalo PAC, it brings me great pleasure to announce our endorsement of Mayor David Briley,” said PAC member L. Vincent Williams. “Mayor Briley has shown his commitment to minority businesses through his leadership in passing the landmark Equal Business Opportunity ordinance for contractors. He has moved forward on issues that are important to minorities and to the entire Nashville community.”
The Equal Opportunity Act requires benchmark goals for minority – and woman-owned businesses to be included in every city project, because Mayor Briley believes Nashville’s prosperity should contribute to every community. Passed in the council last spring, the law took effect Friday.
“The Buffalo PAC is a group of Nashvillians who banded together to try to make their community a better place,” Mayor Briley said. “It means a lot to me and to my campaign to have their support.”
This is the latest in a string of public endorsements of Briley’s campaign that includes support from Bill Freeman, Howard Gentry, Brenda Wynn, Charles Robert Bone, Mike Curb and more. Early voting runs July 12-27, and Election Day is Thursday, Aug. 1.
About Buffalo PAC
Founded in 2007, the Buffalo PAC includes business and professional leaders from Nashville’s African American community, and the group identifies and supports candidates who demonstrate commitment to improving public education and economic opportunity.