Local teachers' union announces Metro Council endorsements

Friday, July 8, 2011 at 6:37pm
Staff reports

The Metropolitan Nashville Education Association announced Friday its support for 36 candidates in the Aug. 4 Metro election. In making the selection, MNEA said in a release its overriding concern was the candidates’ stances on teachers and students, and their support for public education and school funding.

Nashville is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals seeking the opportunity to lead and serve our city. MNEA is happy to offer our support and join them as we work together to provide the best educational opportunities for all of the students of MNPS,” Stephen Henry, MNEA vice president, said in release. “Our public school system continues to move forward in meeting the diverse needs of our students. As we continue that improvement, it is imperative to have the support of leaders who understand the issues that matter most to Nashville’s teachers.”

MNEA declined to endorse in six Metro Council districts.

The endorsed candidates are as follows:

Mayor: Karl Dean

Vice Mayor:  Diane Neighbors

At-Large:     Megan Barry

                      Sam Coleman

                       Jerry Maynard

                       Ronnie Steine

                       Vivian Wilhoite

 

District 1:            Lonnel Matthews, Jr.

 

District 2:            Frank Harrison

 

District 3:            Walter Hunt

 

District 4:            Brady Banks

 

District 5:            Scott Davis

 

District 6:            Peter Westerholm

 

District 7:            Anthony Davis

 

District 8:            Nancy VanReece

 

District 9:            Bill Pridemore

 

District 10:            No Recommendation

 

District 11:            Darren Jernigan

 

District 12:            Steve Glover

 

District 13:            Marilyn Robinson

 

District 14:            Bruce Stanley

 

District 15:            No Recommendation

 

District 16:            Anna Page

 

District 17:            Sandra Moore

 

District 18:            David Glasgow

 

District 19:            Erica Gilmore

 

District 20:            Buddy Baker

 

District 21:            Edith Langster

 

District 22:            Seanna Brandmeir

 

District 23:            Emily Evans

 

District 24:            Jason Holleman

 

District 25:            Sean McGuire

 

District 26:            Chris Harmon

 

District 27:            No Recommendation

 

District 28:            Tanaka Vercher

 

District 29:            No Recommendation

 

District 30:            No Recommendation

 

District 31:            Fabian Bedne

 

District 32:            Jacobia Dowell

 

District 33:            No Recommendation

 

District 34:            Carter Todd

 

District 35:            Bo Mitchell

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7 Comments on this post:

By: Nitzche on 7/9/11 at 8:43

I guess the MNEA likes Mayor dean's positon for private schools for he and his friends ?Probably liked Mayor Bredesens's position as well, and while were at it, Obama,et al

By: pswindle on 7/9/11 at 9:14

Thanks, the MNEA is coming alive.

By: govskeptic on 7/10/11 at 5:49

Wilhoite for at large? Give me a break, pswindle would be a better choice!

By: tv8527 on 7/10/11 at 12:19

thanks for giving me the big list of who to work against.

By: localboy on 7/11/11 at 8:29

"I guess the MNEA likes Mayor dean's positon for private schools for he and his friends ?Probably liked Mayor Bredesens's position as well, and while were at it, Obama,et al"...and both Presidents Bush, most of Congress, et al.

By: Nitzche on 7/13/11 at 7:34

Democrats love the private, while telling us love the public.....all republicans send their kids to private schools, what is the point...at least what I am told

By: three3 on 7/22/11 at 12:04

Where is the MNEA leadership?