Nashville mayoral candidate Dr. Carol Swain kicked off her campaign Sunday to a standing-room-only crowd.
She posted on Facebook, “What a tremendous crowd at our Campaign Kickoff! We couldn’t do this without you. We cannot thank you all enough for your support and dedication to our campaign. The Swain Train is growing!”
The former Vanderbilt professor posted photos of a standing-room-only crowd at Sunday’s event.
“It was rewarding to see so many people come out on a rainy Sunday afternoon to talk about our vision for moving Nashville forward,” Swain said in an exclusive interview with The Tennessee Star.
“I’ve heard from so many residents who are disappointed with the direction of the city,” she continued, adding:
Nashvillians want leadership attuned to providing basic services–from safe streets to good schools to a solution to the traffic mess. Our campaign’s momentum continues to grow as we talk about real solutions and a city government that works for all people, not just the politically connected.
Swain’s campaign’s Facebook page is here.
Swain held the event at Swett’s Restaurant on Clifton Avenue.
Her campaign page says, “Our incredible city has an incredibly broken government led by elected officials who routinely fail us. I believe in effective and transparent government that puts your interests first. In Nashville, if you work hard with determination there should always be a fair opportunity to succeed. This is part of why I am running to be your next mayor.”
The mayoral election will be held Aug. 1, according to Ballotpedia.
Swain announced her campaign in March, The Tennessee Star reported. She finished in second place to Mayor David Briley in last May’s special election for mayor.
Swain’s campaign website is here.
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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.