John Ray understands that we have built great things in our city but we must be mindful of our residents' quality of life and protect what makes Nashville, Nashville.  Whether it's a small business or church in our neighborhood, a locally owned music venue, or even the fairgrounds, we must be intentional and purposeful in our planning and growth so that the soul of our city is not lost.

John Ray believes that the Metro budget is more than just numbers on a spreadsheet -- it's an accord between elected officials and residents that demonstrates our city's priorities. John Ray Clemmons wants Nashville to become the city that we envision - one that ensures equity, creates opportunity, and demands justice for ALL of its residents. That's why he will work towards a budget that reflects our priorities, addresses our most pressing challenges, and demonstrates a thoughtful plan and clear vision for our future.