Today is election day in Metro Nashville

Metro Nashville voters will go to the polls today to elect a new mayor, vice-mayor, five council-at-large positions and new district councilmembers. Voters will also have the chance to participate in a historical first, as two openly-gay candidates (Shane Burkett and Keith Durbin) are on the ballot for two different district council seats. 

Polls are open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Watch our media partner NewsChannel 5 and for all of your election day coverage, and you can also watch returns come in on NewsChannel 5, NewsChannel 5+ and  Also look for live election coverage on NewsChannel 5+, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Out & About Newspaper encourages its Davidson County readers to vote, and we endorse the following candidates based on the statements they may have made to O&AN on their support of the GLBT community and their past record(s) on equality and fairness. We encourage you to consider voting for these candidates.

Mayor - David Briley
Vice Mayor - Diane Neighbors

(Vote for Five)
Megan Barry
Brady Banks
Peter Westerholm
Richard Exton
Jerry Maynard

District Council Endorsements


District 1 - No Endorsement
District 2 - Terry Clayton
District 3-  No Endorsement
District 4 - No Endorsement
District 5 - Sam McCullough
District 6 - Mike Jameson
District 7 - Erik Cole
District 8 - Albert Berry
District 9 – No Endorsement
District 10 - No Endorsement
District 11 – Johnny Ellis
District 12 - Shane Burkett
District 13 - No Endorsement
District 14 - James Bruce Stanley
District 15 - No Endorsement
District 16 - Anna Page
District 17 - No Endorsement
District 18 - Keith Durbin
District 19 - Freda Player
District 20 - No Endorsement
District 21 - No Endorsement
District 22 - Juliet Lamb
District 23 - Emily Evans
District 24 - Irwin Venick 
District 25 - No Endorsement
District 26 - Gregory Adkins
District 27 - No Endorsement
District 28 - No Endorsement
District 29 - No Endorsement
District 30 - No Endorsement
District 31 - Fabian Bedne
District 32 - No Endorsement
District 33 - No Endorsement
District 34 - Lisa Pote
District 35 - No Endorsement


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