The votes have been cast and tallied. On Sept. 21 it will be Mayor Karl Dean joining Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and a Metro Council that will be led by At-Large Members Tim Garrett, Megan Barry, Charlie Tygard, Ronnie Steine and Jerry Maynard.
While my first choice for mayor was my boss and friend Howard Gentry, I think Mr. Dean has the makings of a fine chief executive for Music City USA and I was glad to cast my runoff vote accordingly. And as a strong supporter of Barry and Maynard, I was very happy to see them come first and fourth in the at-large runoff tonight.
May all these folks, and the others elected tonight and in August, give their best to make a great city even greater. My observations of these candidates on the campaign trail makes me feel optimistic that they will serve Nashville well.