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NASHVILLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE MAKES CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, METRO COUNCIL RACES

NASHVILLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE MAKES CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS FOR MAYOR, VICE MAYOR, METRO COUNCIL RACES

 

NASHVILLE (July 10, 2019) – The Nashville Business Alliance Political Action Committee announced today its slate of endorsements for Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Metro Council who it believes would support policy, programmatic, and procedural shifts to ensure minority and women business owners have an equitable opportunity to thrive.

 

The political action committee was a major supporter of the historic Equal Business Opportunity program. The program, which went live on Friday, requires Metro Nashville to implement race- and gender-conscious subcontracting goals, based on market availability, for all Metro contracts. The PAC hopes the endorsed candidates will champion the Equal Business Opportunity program, and other changes to support small business owners.

 

“We believe each of these candidates will help us reach our ultimate goal of economic equity, procurement inclusivity, and strong business development for minority and women-owned businesses,” said Pinnacle Construction co-founder Michael Carter, who also serves as president of the political action committee. “We are excited about Nashville’s future, and we are thrilled to offer our support to these fine individuals.”

 

The Nashville Business Alliance endorsements are as follows:

 

MAYOR

David Briley

 

VICE MAYOR

Jim Schulman

 

METRO COUNCIL AT-LARGE

Berkley Allen

Fabian Bedne

Sharon Hurt

Bob Mendes

Zulfat Suara

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 1

Johnathan Hall

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

Kyonzte Toombs

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 3

Elise Hudson

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 4

Robert Swope

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 5

Charles Flowers

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 6

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 7

Emily Benedict

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 8

Nancy Vanreece

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 9

David McMurry

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 10

ZACH YOUNG

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 11

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 12

Erin Evans

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 13

Russ Bradford

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 14

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 15

Jeff Syracuse

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 16

Ginny Welsch

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 17

Colby Sledge

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 18

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 19

Freddie O’Connell

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 20

Mary Carolyn Roberts

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 21

Ed Kindall

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 22

Gloria Hausser

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 23

Mina Johnson

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 24

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 25

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 26

Jeremy Elrod

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 27

No Endorsement

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 28

Tanaka Vercher

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 29

Delisha Porterfield

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 30

Sandra Sepulveda

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 31

John Rutherford

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 32

Cheryl Mayes

Joy Styles

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 33

Martez Coleman

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 34

Terry Jo Bichell

 

COUNCIL DISTRICT 35

Dave Rosenburg

 

To learn more about the Nashville Business Alliance Political Action Committee, visit nashvillebusinessalliance.com. For more media inquiries, contact Ashley Northington via e-mail at [email protected]

 

ABOUT NASHVILLE BUSINESS ALLIANCE

The purpose of the organization is to advocate for public policy and private sector support of minority and women-owned companies seeking to do business with government agencies and private businesses by expanding contracting opportunities and increasing the procurement dollars spent with these businesses.

A group of prominent business leaders launched the organization last fall. Those businesspeople include: Michael Carter, Co-founder of Pinnacle Construction Partners, LLC; Jerry Maynard, Chief Executive Officer of The Maynard Group; Lee Molette of Molette Investment Services; Turner Nashe, Executive Vice President of Global Tel*Link; Harvey Hoskins, Managing Partner of Hoskins and Company PC; and Jacky Akbari, former Director of Governmental Relations and Workforce Development of the Nashville Career Advancement Center.

 

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