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Metropolitan Nashville Council District 21

The Metro Council includes 35 district council members elected by voters in their districts to four year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms. Candidates must be at least 25 years of age, a resident of Davidson County for at least one year, and a district resident for at least six months.

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Edward Kindall ATTORNEY

Biographical Information

Education TN State University- B.S degree Nashville School of Law- J.D. Degree
Occupation Attorney
Campaign Phone (615) 589-0804
Age 74

1. What qualifies you as the best candidate for this office?

I have experience in all three branches of government. Additionally, I have 27 years on MNPS School Board, 10 years on Park Board, 39 years as an attorney, previous council experience, and over 65 as resident of the 21st District.

2. If elected, what will be your three highest priorities?

1. Affordable Housing 2. Employment opportunities for residents of the 21st District 3. Education Improvement of all students

3. What are the most pressing issues facing the public that you plan to address?

1. Affordable Housing 2. Adequate funding for Education 3. Safety in the Community 4. Economic Development

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Brandon Taylor Candidate for Nashville Metro Council District 21

Biographical Information

Education Bachelors of Business Administration
Occupation Director of Major Gifts Nashville Rescue Mission
Campaign Phone (615) 669-8402
Age 36

1. What qualifies you as the best candidate for this office?

My purpose professionally and personally, is to serve. I am confident that I can make a significant difference in the lives of neighbors, future constituents, and for all of Nashville. Serving is what I have done my entire life; if given the opportunity, I would continue my service to the citizens of District 21. Currently, I'm working on projects with Metro Planning to add traffic calming throughout the district. I've also initiated traffic studies, working with Metro Public Works, to measure the need for additional traffic lights and traffic lanes on major throughways such as Charlotte and West End. Each year I host a 3-day forum for senior citizens to educate and register them for property tax freezes and tax relief.

In my career as a development professional, I've led teams and managed multi-million dollar budgets. As your councilman, I will use that experience to build relationships with my colleagues in the council to encourage them to listen to the concerns of our district.

2. If elected, what will be your three highest priorities?

1.) Secure Infrastructure Investments: I will continue to advocate for capital improvements upgrades such as adding street lights, sidewalks, paved alleys, stop signs, traffic lights/ traffic improvements, and timely street and pothole repairs. 2.) Decrease Crime and Increase Transparency: I will continue to work with the Police precincts (North, West, Midtown Hills) in our district to address crime in our community and support the Community Oversight Board and continue to help increase transparency within MNPD and our communities. 3.) Create Healthy Environments: I will formulate a plan to decrease illegal dumping by working with Metro Public Works and MNPD 4.) Smart Growth, Unified Communities (Bonus): I will continue to balance the different needs associated with smart growth - where responsible development can match the needs of longtime residents and newcomers alike.

3. What are the most pressing issues facing the public that you plan to address?

Securing much-needed capital improvements, decreasing crime, providing healthy environments, and managing growth that is responsible for all residents are the priorities that I will continue to work on for our district. However, as a city, we have several areas to address - the city's budget shortfalls, affordable housing, and Metro Nashville Public Schools to name a few. As your councilman, I will work with you to bring solutions and the action needed to address these issues head-on. I promise to be accessible and responsive to the needs of my neighbors in District 21.