Holleman Drops out of State Senate Race

Metro Nashville Councilman Jason Holleman announced today that he is dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination for a state Senate seat. The campaign has “given me the opportunity to take stock, to understand the demands that would be placed on me as senator and to recognize that those demands, while necessary for the progress of the state, would be shared by my children and family,” Holleman wrote in an email to supporters. Holleman, an attorney and second-term councilman representing the Sylvan Park area, had been expected to compete in Senate District 21 and face political activist Mary Mancini and attorney Jeff Yarbro for the Democratic nomination to succeed longtime state Sen. Douglas Henry, who plans to retire. The Tennesseean has more.