Businessman announces run for District 6 council seat

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 12:48pm
Staff reports

Nashville-based small business owner and community activist Matt Langley announced Wednesday that he will run for the Metro Council District 6 seat.

District 6 covers much of East Nashville and an eastern segment of downtown. Mike Jameson, who is finishing his second term as the district’s representative, is term-limited from running again.

Already announced as a candidate for the seat is Peter Westerholm, who unsuccessfully ran for a council at-large seat in 2007. Westerholm works with the Tennessee Department of Finance.

In addition, Vanderbilt faculty member and community activist Catherine McTamaney and local attorney Bill Shick are said to be considering runs.

Langley owns and manages M.D. Langley & Associates, LLC, a political compliance firm, and Embark Real Estate Services, LLC, a residential real estate company.

A long-time member of the Civil Air Patrol, Langley serves on the boards of directors for both Hands on Nashville and the Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television network. In addition, he has served as both the chief financial officer and treasurer for the Tennessee Democratic Party.

“From the businesses and urban dwellings of the downtown core to the parks and neighborhoods of East Nashville, the 6th District of the Metro Council has proven to be one of the most unique,” Langley said in a release. “It truly represents the diversity that is Nashville.” 

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