Bredesen endorses Briley for Nashville mayor

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jul 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-11 15:23:03-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Former Tennessee Governor and Nashville Mayor Phil Bredesen has endorsed Mayor David Briley for re-election.

"Nashville needs the kind of leadership that Mayor Briley represents: the ability to listen and to bring people together and the intelligence to think through things carefully,” Bredesen said in a statement. “This is a time to think about how the city can prosper in the couple decades ahead, and there's no one better positioned to do that than the mayor right now. I'm for him."

Briley faces opposition from State Rep. John Ray Clemmons, former Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain, Council member John Cooper, as well as other candidates.

Briley’s campaign has raised more than $1 million in his re-election bid.