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Tennessean: John Ray Clemmons: A mayoral candidate underdog who wants to change Nashville

July 8, 2019

Before his decisive win in 2014 over longtime state Rep. Gary Odom, few recognized the name John Ray Clemmons. Now, Clemmons, 41, finds himself again an underdog in the race to…

Nashville Public Radio: Mayor’s Race 2019: Candidates Question City’s Ambitious Plans For Public Housing

July 8, 2019

Nashville’s Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency has a long history in the city. It built the first public housing in the late 1930’s, then pivoted to more commercial endeavors like…

Tennessean: Photos: John Ray Clemmons

July 5, 2019

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TN Tribune: A Call to Equity: Addressing Metro’s Impact on Communities of Color

July 3, 2019

As we work together to address Nashville’s greatest challenges, Metro cannot continue to neglect communities of color. Fully funding MNPS, solving our affordable housing crisis, and improving transit are essential…

Nashville Public Radio: Nashville Teachers Slated To Get Bigger Raises — But Still Not What They Hoped For

July 2, 2019

Nashville teachers will see another boost to their paychecks during the upcoming school year. On Monday, Mayor David Briley announced a pay bump of 3% in January, on top of…

Tennessean: Transit union endorses Nashville mayoral candidate John Ray Clemmons

July 2, 2019

Coming just two weeks after Mayor David Briley’s controversial plan to cut the Metro transit budget was approved, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1235 has endorsed Briley’s opponent Rep. John Ray…

Nashville Public Radio: Mayor’s Race 2019: Nashville’s Police Chief Gets Little Love From Candidates

June 27, 2019

Nashville’s police chief is facing consistent criticism from the leading mayoral candidates, including one who says he should leave his position. READ FULL ARTICLE   

Tennessean: Mayoral candidates debate education during forum on how to better Nashville public schools

June 27, 2019

A day after the city’s school board delayed approval of a final budget, top mayoral candidates debated whose vision would be the best in improving education for the city’s students.…

Nashville Scene: A Split on the Property-Tax-Increase Vote Opens a Divide in Mayor’s Race

June 25, 2019

A raucous round of social-media applause does not an electoral coalition make, but if it did, well, John Ray Clemmons just might be Nashville’s next mayor. READ FULL ARTICLE

Tennessean: Nashville mayoral candidates seek contrasts, take jabs in first televised debate

June 25, 2019

The gloves have started to come off in the Nashville mayoral race. After months of maintaining civility, the top mayoral candidates have turned up the heat in an attempt to differentiate…

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