Nashvillians will head to the polls on Thursday, August 2, to elect five of the nine Metro school board members. This year’s election could be one of the most important in city history, as those elected will be in place to potentially hire a new director of schools when Dr. Jesse Register’s contract expires in 2015. Early voting begins Friday, July 13, and ends Saturday, July 28.
Friends of Metro Schools, in partnership with Stand for Children, Metropolitan Nashville Education Association, Interdenominational Ministers’ Fellowship, and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, hosted a series of candidate forums in June. These forums, supported by The Tennessean, served to provide voters information on all 17 candidates. If you missed the opportunity to attend the forums in person, they are now available to view online through the following links.
District 1 Candidate Forum
Candidates: Sharon Gentry, Ed Kindall
District 3 Candidate Forum
Candidates: Jarod DeLozier, Fred Lee, Jill Speering
District 5 Candidate Forum
Candidates: John Haubenreich, Elissa Kim, Erica Lanier, Gracie Porter
District 7 Candidate Forum
Candidates: Will Pinkston, Alan Sharp, Al Wilkins
District 9 Candidate Forum
Candidates: Bob Bogen, Eric Crafton, Margaret Dolan, Amy Frogge, Ronnie Osborne
In addition, the NECAT Network is broadcasting portions of each forum on Comcast channel 10 in Davidson County from July 3 through August 2 at the following times:
Sunday, 6-7:30 p.m.
Monday, 4:30-6 p.m.
Tuesday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 2-3:30 p.m.
Thursday, 1-2:30 p.m.
Friday, 10-11:30 p.m.
Saturday, 6-7:30 a.m.
Election day is Thursday, August 2. Early voting takes place Friday, July 13, through Saturday, July 28. For more information, and to find your voting location, visit the Davidson County Election Commission website at www.nashville.gov/vote,
or call 615-862-8800.