On Tuesday, Mayor John Cooper made it clear: he has no interest in running for another term as Nashville mayor.
“I have decided not to seek re-election as Nashville’s Mayor,” Cooper said in a press conference Tuesday morning.
The news instantly made its way across social media. We asked our viewers, “will this be good for Nashville?” More than 90% said yes.
Mayor Cooper outlined some of the challenges Nashville has faced during his time in office, from tornadoes and the pandemic to the courthouse attack and the Christmas Day bombing.
Prior to the announcement, we already knew of three others who are officially running.
Council Member Freddie O’Connell, Council Member Sharon Hurt and Matt Wiltshire as well as a potential addition, a source close to FOX 17 News says Nashville property assessor Vivian Wilhoite could be running as well.
The news has political experts weighing in.
Holly McCall with media outlet Tennessee Lookout says she is already hearing other names as potential candidates.
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