John Ray Clemmons

John Ray Clemmons announced his candidacy for Nashville mayor on Jan. 16, 2019. (Photo submitted)

State Rep. John Ray Clemmons announced his candidacy for Mayor of Nashville, the candidate said in a news release.

Clemmons has served in the Tennessee General Assembly since 2014 representing House District 54.

“Nashville families expect and deserve a strong, decisive leader in the Mayor’s Office; someone with a vision for the future of our city that’s grounded in our core values of equity, opportunity, and justice,” Clemmons said in a statement. “Nashvillians are ready to step up and demand bold leadership on transportation, education, affordable housing, and public safety, issues requiring immediate attention and action. Our future is now, and I look forward to restoring energy and much-needed stability to Metro government.”

Clemmons is a lawyer in his Nashville law firm Clemmons & Clemons, PLLC. He and wife Tamara have three children.

The election will be held on Aug. 1 for mayor, vice mayor and all the Metro Council seats.

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