From Staff Reports
NASHVILLE, TN — With more land than other districts and its own big issues, Metro Council’s June 28 District 1 run-off election is critical to residents and city development.
An Invest Bordeaux advocate and a former planning commissioner want to succeed Nick Leonardo, the second man to leave the seat open since Loniel Greene resigned with less than five months in office.
Jonathan Hall or Rev. Dr. Judy Cummings will serve the balance of that term which ends in August 2019.
Hall, a life-long resident of the district, advocates for the welfare of the residents in parts of Bordeaux, Whites Creek, Bells Bend, Royal Hills, Joelton, and Haynes Park.
Cummings is the membership chair for Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, NOAH, which advocates affordable housing. The pastor of New Covenant Christian Church advocates better public transportation saying economic development comes with it.
Hall’s been involved with the mayor’s office with housing, with MDHA at every level to help District 1, and he’s pushed for legislation which now requires local approval on land fills.
Early voting ends at noon Saturday, June 23. There are 11,086 registered voters in District 1.
The August 2016 election to fill the vacancy left by Greene had 1,323 people voting. The District 1 vote total was 4,154 in August 2015 when that Metro election led to a run-off for mayor.
Election day, June 28, District 1 voters cast ballots at: the Bordeaux Library; First Baptist Church Joelton; Dentons Chapel; Cathedral of Praise Church; and the Scottsboro Community Center.
District 1 early voters continue to cast ballots at Bordeaux Library June 18-23. Early voting concludes: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday; from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.