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WATCH WKRN: This Week with Bob Mueller: February 23, 2019 – John Ray Clemmons

February 23, 2019

Watch State Representative discuss the week’s event with WKRN’s Bob Mueller.   

Nashville Scene: Clemmons Blasts Briley Over Homeless-Camp Clearing, Affordable Housing

February 21, 2019

As Mayor David Briley defends his administration’s decision this week to clear one of the city’s largest homeless encampments, his opponent in this year’s mayoral race is pointing to the…

WKRN: TN representative introduces bill to put ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits in schools

February 4, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – From school shootings to other tragedies, Representative John Ray Clemmons wants schools across the state to be ready for anything. “We need to be properly equipped…

Vanderbilt Hustler: Q&A with John Clemmons, the state representative challenging David Briley for Nashville mayor

February 3, 2019

State Rep. John Ray Clemmons announced his plans to run for Nashville mayor in mid-January, becoming the first candidate to challenge incumbent David Briley. Clemmons currently serves in the Tennessee…

Vanderbilt Political Review: VPR sits down with Vandy’s Rep. John Ray Clemmons, candidate for Mayor of Nashville

February 1, 2019

In mid-January, state representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) announced that he would challenge incumbent Mayor David Briley in this year’s August election. Clemmons is currently representing district 55 (which includes…

Nashville Scene: Clemmons Plans to Offer ‘Charisma and Energy’ as He Runs for Mayor

January 22, 2019

Just one day into his mayoral campaign, John Ray Clemmons is already on message. “Strong, decisive leadership.” The Democratic state representative uses that phrase four times during an interview with…

The Tennessean: State Rep. John Ray Clemmons launches run for Nashville mayor

January 6, 2019

Tennessee state Rep. John Ray Clemmons says he’s running for Nashville mayor, becoming the first candidate to challenge Mayor David Briley in this year’s election and unleashing an assault on the…

Bridge over I-440 named for Vanderbilt professor, community activist

November 18, 2018

The Eugene TeSelle Memorial Bridge over Interstate 440 on 21st Avenue South was dedicated Saturday, with family and friends of the late Vanderbilt Divinity School professor celebrating this ironic recognition…

Nashville Post: Legislators weigh in on BCBS exchange pullout

September 26, 2018

Republicans and Democrats across the state weighed in today on the news that Blue Cross Blue Shield is pulling out of the state health insurance marketplace in the three biggest cities in…

After Resolution Condemning Neo-Nazis Fails, Tennessee Lawmakers Debate Who’s At Fault

March 15, 2018

Tennessee lawmakers are pointing fingers at one another over the failure of a resolution condemning white nationalists and neo-Nazis, after a House panel defeated the measure earlier this week. The…

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