NASHVILLE – Former Nashville mayor, Tennessee governor and Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Phil Bredesen has endorsed Mayor David Briley for re-election.
“Nashville needs the kind of leadership that Mayor Briley represents: the ability to listen and to bring people together and the intelligence to think through things carefully,” Bredesen said. “This is a time to think about how the city can prosper in the couple decades ahead, and there’s no one better positioned to do that than the mayor right now. I’m for him.”
He voiced his support for Mayor Briley at a fundraising event earlier this month. Video of Bredesen’s remarks are available here.
“Nashville’s path to becoming a world-class city started with the mayoral administration of Phil Bredesen,” Mayor Briley said. “I’m honored to pick up that legacy and lead us to a place where everyone in our city prospers.”
In just one year as mayor, David Briley has built a progressive record of accomplishment for the city:
· Provided the largest pay raise to teachers in more than a decade – and doing it without raising taxes.
· Launched Under One Roof 2029 to add more than 10,000 new affordable housing units by 2029.
· Put the Equal Business Opportunity Ordinance into effect, helping minority- and women-owned businesses have a fair shot at Metro contracts.
· Created Nashville GRAD, which helps MNPS graduates attend community college at no cost to them.
· Negotiated a new lease for the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena that keeps the Predators in Nashville for another 30 years and eliminates the tax subsidy on the arena.
· Announced more than 10,000 new jobs in Nashville since assuming office last year.
· Launched a capital spending plan that included $351 million for neighborhood projects, including parks, sidewalks and libraries.