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Posted by: Brittany Sims on May 21, 2014

Outgoing district attorney general Torry Johnson today said he is not going to run for mayor, the Tennessean reports. Johnson, who announced his retirement in January after nearly 27 years as Davidson County’s top prosecutor, had been on a short list of potential candidates to succeed Mayor Karl Dean when the mayor’s term ends in 2015. At least two people have already declared they will run for the spot, Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry and longtime attorney and Democratic fundraiser Charles Robert Bone. Others rumored to be exploring the possibility of succeeding Dean are Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall, Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry, real estate veteran Bill Freeman, State Rep. Mike Turner, Metro Councilman Jerry Maynard, LEAD Academy founder Jeremy Kane and former school board president David Fox, WSMV reports.