TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 12, 2018
A former Nashville Metro councilmember who now says he’s running for mayor sued the Davidson County Election Commission today to move the special election for mayor from August to May, The Tennessean reports. Ludye Wallace, current president of the Nashville chapter of the NAACP, filed the suit, which claims that he experienced a “concrete and particularized injury” as a candidate for mayor due to the Aug. 2 election date. Last week the commission set the election date for Aug. 2 to coincide with the current state primary; however, some legal observers have claimed that the resignation of former Mayor Megan Barry should have triggered an immediate special election.