Face of Nashville: Fabian Bedne

Friday, July 6, 2012 at 5:06pm

Fabian Bedne (Eric England)


“I never set out to be the first Latino councilman,” Fabian Bedne has said. And while that may be true, his election says a lot about how Nashville is changing.

How much? As the percentage of non-Hispanic whites in Metro Nashville has dropped from 80 to 56 percent, the fastest growing group has been Latinos, now fully 10 percent of the new Nashville.

Bedne, an architect by trade who was born in Argentina, moved here to be closer to his wife’s family and found a South Nashville community he enjoyed serving. His election in 2011 signaled a change in the classic racial politics of the city — the Latino community had found a political dimension to complement their ever-increasing numbers.

Steve Cavendish



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2 Comments on this post:

By: ladyday1 on 7/9/12 at 11:45

Race does not make you who you are. Character does because ones pattern of behavior, personality, moral strength, fortitude and a good reputation are the qualities that make us who we are.

Definition of the word race: any of the three major biological divisions of MANKIND; distinguished by the color of hair and skin, stature,etc.

Definition of MANKIND: All human beings.

Red, yellow, black or white we learned in Sunday school are precious in his site.

By: govskeptic on 7/10/12 at 6:07

Well said, Ladyday: Mr. Bedne received a great deal of experience on an
important Planning Commission which helped prepare him to both run
and serve on the Council. That experience prepared him much better than
most challengers who run for that office!