Councilwoman Names Attorney to Mayoral Campaign Team

At-large Metro Nashville Councilwoman Megan Barry began preparing for her 2015 mayoral run by appointing attorney Leigh Walton as treasurer. Walton, a member of Bass, Berry & Sims, served as Mayor Karl Dean’s treasurer during both of his campaigns. Although she has not formally announced her candidacy, Barry confirmed she has also hired one campaign staff member, calling it the “necessary legal steps to start raising money and building an organization … This is a complex and expensive undertaking,” she said. “There’s a lot involved in ramping up a mayoral campaign and the time is right for me to get started.” The Tennessean has the story.