Sara Beth Myers concedes Davidson County District Attorney primary to Glenn Funk

Glenn Funk primary election
Posted at 9:34 PM, May 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-04 07:27:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — After a concession of loss from the second-place candidate and votes showing him leading by more than 4,000 ballots, it appears Glenn Funk will remain the Davidson County District Attorney.

With 72% of precincts reporting in the Democratic primary, Glenn Funk collected 25,139 votes, with Sara Beth Myers following with 21,451 votes. Danielle Nellis received the least amount of votes at 8,786.

Myers conceded the race.

“This obviously isn’t the result we wanted. First and foremost, I want to thank everyone who supported this campaign, from the voters, to our hard-working staff and volunteers, to my husband, John, and parents, who were so supportive while I’ve been campaigning," Myers said. "I’m proud of how we ran this campaign. I proposed major reforms that I hope the administration will incorporate for the safety of our city. I love Nashville and I will continue to serve this city however I can."

NewsChannel 5's Levi Ismail caught up with Funk at his victory party Tuesday night. He said he wants to keep working on making Nashville the best city it can be.

"We’re committed to making sure that support victims, that we keep the community safe and that we’re working to make sure we bring the community together," said Funk. "So the victory is not really about me, it’s about the people who’ve been in this office for the last eight years."

Because there are no Republican candidates on the ballot, Funk will not face anyone in the general election in August.