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Megan Barry questioned about political future in rare interview

Tells 104.5 The Zone she wants to serve community
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Posted at 3:26 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 10:05:52-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Former mayor Megan Barry paid a visit to 104.5 The Zone. When asked about her political future she did not appear to have any immediate plans to run. However, she did not rule it out.

"Are you interested in running for political office again?" Chad Withrow asked on his show "Chit-Chad."

Barry laughed before giving her answer: "Of course I love our city and I want to find ways to serve. I'm always interested in finding a way to help, and I don't know what that path looks like." She mentioned her involvement in the community on issues like crime and opioids. Her son Max died from an overdose while she was in office.

Barry became Nashville's first female mayor in 2015 but resigned after pleading guilty to criminal charges related to an extramarital affair with her head of security.

Withrow touched on that subject later in the interview, to which Barry said "The one thing I have really been blessed to have is my amazing family. Even in my lowest moments I've been able to have family and friends who were right there with me."

"I own everything I did and what I did was wrong. And I hope that someday I can make it up to all the people that I disappointed."