Nashville, TENN – Metro Councilman John Cooper has been elected Nashville’s 9th mayor by about 40 percentage points, with nearly 70 percent of the vote.
The mayor-elect ran on a platform of prioritize funding neighborhoods that have not received the same benefits of the city’s downtown areas.
Briley conceded the election to Cooper shortly after polls closed. In his concession speech he mentioned systemic racism as the city’s greatest challenge. “While we may hope and believe that the worst of it is behind us, it still exists today,” Briley said. “We see it in our schools, in our work lives and across our city.”