Councilman John Cooper announces his run for Nashville Mayor

Posted at 8:08 PM, Apr 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-15 21:11:17-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Metro Councilman John Cooper announced Monday he's in the race to be Nashville's next mayor.

Cooper initially said he would not run for the position, but has since changed his mind.

He'll be running against three other candidates: Mayor David Briley, retired Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain and Representative John Ray Clemmons.

The at-large councilman is a Budget and Finance Committee member, Parks, Library and Recreation Committee member and a Public Works Committee member.

He is a married real estate developer with two sons and attends Christ Church Cathedral.