He was mayor, then governor and was once talked about as a potential member of a presidential cabinet.
Today, Phil Bredesen said he's not interested in returning to politics.
Bredesen was honored Wednesday night for his years as Nashville mayor.
For now, he said he doesn't have a need to get back into politics. He said he's busy working on a second book and enjoys spending time with his family.
"I'm really enjoying this time," said Bredesen. "I spent 16 years worrying about what Channel 4 said every night, and now it's a little more relaxing. I can do some things that are fun. I'm staying very, very busy."
Bredesen served as Nashville's mayor from 1991-1999. He became governor four years later, serving eight years in that role.
He said his time as mayor was some of the most enjoyable of his life.
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