TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 14, 2018
Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled today to keep the Nashville mayoral election in August, The Tennessean reports. Though the Election Commission approved plans to add the vote for a new Nashville mayor onto the Aug. 2 ballot, Ludye Wallace, a former Metro Councilman and current head of the local NAACP, brought a lawsuit claiming the Metro Charter requires the election take place in May. Wallace claimed that he wished to run for mayor, and the Aug. 2 date damaged him. Bonnyman sided with the Election Commission. Aside from Wallace, current Mayor David Briley formally announced he would be running to extend his term, while Councilwoman Erica Gilmore has picked up paperwork to run as well.