Best-selling author and syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas announced his support for former Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in Nashville’s special mayoral election in a Facebook post on Saturday afternoon.
“I am deeply honored and moved by Eric Metaxas’s endorsement of my mayoral campaign,” Swain said in a statement released by her campaign on Saturday.
“This is a vote of confidence in my ability to assemble a strong integrity-based team that will apply common sense solutions to meet the needs of neglected citizens of Nashville. We look forward to creating a government that works with citizens and not against them,” Swain added.
The special election to replace disgraced former Nashville/Davidson County Mayor Megan Barry will be held on May 24, just 39 days from today.
In October, Metaxas visited Middle Tennessee for a speaking engagement.
“Well-known Christian writer and speaker Eric Metaxas recounted Luther’s life story Saturday at World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro. Around 2,000 people turned out to listen to Metaxas, author of the new book, Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World,” The Star reported at the time.
Metaxas, is also the author of the New York Times best-seller Bonhoeffer:Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, among other well received books. He is the third nationally known leader to endorse Swain in the week and a half since she announced her candidacy for Mayor of Nashville.
On Wednesday, conservative author and film maker Dinesh D’Souza endorsed Swain in the mayoral race. Then on Friday, radio network legend Dick Bott, and his son, Bott Radio Network CEO Rich Bott, endorsed Swain.