From a press release issued by the candidate:
DAVIDSON COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CLERK HOWARD GENTRY FILES QUALIFYING PAPERS
(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk Howard Gentry today filed qualifying papers for the March 6, 2012 Democratic Party county primary seeking the office he now holds.
Gentry also announced that his campaign has raised more than $50,000 so far.
“It’s an honor to serve the citizens of Davidson County and our criminal court system,” Gentry said. “I ask voters for the privilege of allowing me to continue that service working alongside office staff, attorneys and judges.
“I greatly appreciate the support of those who’ve already contributed to my campaign, and humbly ask for others to join us as we work to make the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk’s office everything it can and should be.”
Gentry’s campaign chairman is Bo Roberts. His campaign co-treasurers are Jack Cawthon and Steven Turner.
“Howard’s record of public service and his personal integrity give Davidson County a Criminal Court Clerk we can all believe in,” Roberts said. “I think the strong support he’s already receiving indicates that many fellow Nashvillians also believe he’s the right man for the job.”
The winner of the March 6 primary will be on the Aug. 2, 2012 Metro general election ballot. Early voting runs Feb. 15-28.
Gentry, 59, took office Aug. 30 after the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Council selected him on the first ballot from a five-person slate. He was an at-large member of the council from 1999-2002 and Vice Mayor of Nashville from 2002-2007.