Briley announces candidacy for mayor - WSMV News 4

Briley announces candidacy for mayor

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Nashville Mayor David Briley (WSMV) Nashville Mayor David Briley (WSMV)

Mayor David Briley announced on Thursday that he will be a candidate for mayor when it’s added to the August ballot.

Briley was sworn in as mayor on Tuesday after former Mayor Megan Barry resigned after being charged with theft of property.

"Tuesday when I was sworn in as mayor, I promised to be transparent," Briley said on Thursday. "I've been asked a lot of questions today about if I intended to run for mayor, and I just want to set the record straight, I do intend to run in the upcoming election.

"The city right now needs stability and I am committed to providing that to the city in these times."

Briley was elected the city's vice mayor in September 2015 after serving eight years as a Metro Councilmember.

The Davidson County Election Commission has a meeting on Friday where it will be approving a request to add the race to the ballot for the Aug. 2 county general election.

The election commission will set the timeline for when candidates have to follow to file qualifying petitions for the election.

The winner of the election would serve the remainder of Barry’s term, which would expire after the August 2019 elections.

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