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Pride Publishing Group: Representative John Ray Clemmons holds campaign summer kick-off

May 16, 2019

This past Wednesday, John Ray Clemmons, candidate for mayor of Nashville, hosted a sold-out summer kickoff event at Adele’s restaurant, where he also debuted his first campaign ad. SEE MORE

The Tennessee Tribune: MNPS Employees Deserve Our Full Support

May 9, 2019

NASHVILLE, TN — Last week, state Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville), candidate for mayor of Nashville, issued the following statement regarding the widespread protests by MNPS employees over the current…

News Channel 5: John Ray Clemmons, Nashville Mayoral Candidate

May 7, 2019

Rep. John Ray Clemmons of Nashville joins OpenLine to breakdown the outcomes of the latest legislative season, and his plans for Nashville should he be elected Mayor. WATCH THE FULL…

The Tennessee Tribune: Sick and Tired, Teachers Stay Home

May 4, 2019

State Representative John Clemmons (D-Nashville) said public education funding would be his priority as mayor. He noted he has children in Metro schools. “During this time of unprecedented prosperity, a…

Pride Publishing Group: Clemmons says Bordeaux, North Nashville have been ignored for too long

May 4, 2019

Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-55), a candidate for mayor of Nashville, hosted a listening session on Thursday at St. Luke CME Church, for the Bordeaux & North Nashville communities. The…

The Tennessean: MNPS teacher absences: Nashville mayoral candidates sound off as teachers ditch class

May 3, 2019

With news that Nashville Mayor David Briley’s proposed budget would fall short of Nashville public schools’ request, more than 1,400 teachers and staff across the district called off Friday…In a statement, Clemons…

Fox 17: Tennessee legislator says plan to privatize Nashville public parking is a ‘raw deal’

May 1, 2019

Tennessee State Representative and mayoral candidate John Ray Clemmons has issued criticism of Mayor David Briley’s plan to privatize public parking in Nashville…”I am increasingly concerned that this mayor would rather…

The Tennessean: State lawmakers concerned about Nashville’s private parking deal, won’t pursue block

May 1, 2019

“I am more convinced than before that Metro’s desire to privatize parking in Nashville is a raw deal that has been cut to fill a budgetary shortfall and will only hurt…

The Tennessean: Mayoral candidates say Nashville Mayor David Briley’s State of Metro address lacks details, ‘skirts’ key issues

April 30, 2019

In a statement, Clemmons said Briley again “demonstrated this administration’s satisfaction with the status quo and its continued lack of vision for the future of Nashville.” Clemmons criticized Briley for…

Fox 17: Tennessee bill would eliminate sales tax on diapers

April 29, 2019

A bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature seeks to eliminate sales tax on diapers. The bill, HB 1059 & SB 0964, is co-sponsored by Rep. John Ray Clemmons…

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