Megan Barry campaign prayed up and fired up!
Campaign garners widespread support

Mayoral candidate Megan Barry (at center in blue jacket) with supporters at August 24 prayer breakfast. Among them (going to the right of her): Sharon Hurt, Brenda Gilmore, Brenda Wynn; (going to the left of her): Erica Gilmore, Lonnell Matthews, Harold Love.  (Photo courtesy Sean Braisted/Megan Barry for Mayor)

Mayoral candidate Megan Barry (at center in blue jacket) with supporters at August 24 prayer breakfast. Among them (going to the right of her): Sharon Hurt, Brenda Gilmore, Brenda Wynn; (going to the left of her): Erica Gilmore, Lonnell Matthews, Harold Love. (Photo courtesy Sean Braisted/Megan Barry for Mayor)

Nashville area pastors and community leaders hosted a prayer breakfast for Councilmember At-large and candidate for mayor Megan Barry at the Jefferson Street Baptist Church Monday, August 24th. Barry had received endorsement of Nashville’s Firefighters, continuing the forward momentum of the Megan Barry campaign, who have received a broad coalition of support including The Nashville Business Coalition, the Central Labor Council, Nashville teachers, Metro employees and a host of leaders from business, faith and non-profits. Barry is building a coalition of supporters of her opponents to help win against David Fox.

“Nashville’s fire fighters are some of the bravest men and women I know,” said Barry. “I am honored and humbled to have their support in this campaign, just as they will have my support as Mayor.”

“We know Megan is the right choice for public safety,” said Mark Young, President of IAFF Local 140, which represents the over 1500 men and women. “ We know Megan has a great passion for public safety and making sure we have the resources that are needed to keep my members and the citizens of Nashville safe.”

“A little over three years ago, many of you came together to support my efforts to be Davidson County Clerk,” said Brenda Wynn, an attendee at the prayer breakfast. “It’s time for us to come together to make history again in support of Megan Barry for Mayor.”

“I spoke with Bill Freeman briefly and thanked him for running an honorable campaign,” said Barry. “I especially appreciated one of Bill’s top priorities: Expansion of community schools. I look forward to working with all of you.”

“Over the course of this year’s campaign, I have gotten to know Jeremy Kane and came to admire his passion as a social entrepreneur who set out to help kids achieve their full potential. I want Jeremy and his supporters to know that I am committed to ensuring that all students in Metro Nashville Public Schools are ready for a career or college — and life. I look forward to working with all of you to make this a reality.”

To supporters of Howard Gentry: “I have long admired Howard Gentry’s commitment to building consensus and his ability to bring people together. As mayor, I want Howard and his supporters to know that I will rely on his advice as we work together to continue to improve Metro government and our city. As Howard eloquently noted earlier this summer: ‘If we’re a safer city, we’re a better city.’ That’s his vision for Nashville, and it’s mine too. I look forward to working with Howard and his supporters to make our collective vision a reality.”

“One of my favorite parts of this year’s campaign was getting to know Linda Eskind Rebrovick. As the two women in a crowded field, I always felt like we were kindred spirits — both ready to go to work and break a glass ceiling. I want to assure Linda and her supporters that, as mayor, I will draw on her Policy Book in the effort to improve Metro government for all citizens. I’m proud to call her a friend, and I look forward to working with Linda and her supporters to take Nashville to the next level.”

“For over a year, I had the pleasure of sitting alongside Charles Robert Bone at numerous debates and campaign events,” said Megan Barry. “I believe we shared a common vision for the future of Nashville, and I am truly grateful to have his support for my campaign and I know I will have his support as Nashville’s next mayor. I’m honored that he has agreed to join and chair my business council of over 150 key business leaders who will work with me to keep Nashville moving forward,” said Barry.

“I believe the choice as to who should now lead Nashville could not be more clear, which is why I am honored to chair Megan Barry’s Business Council and to support her campaign,” said Charles Robert Bone. “Megan’s business experience and her experience serving on the Metro Council is what Nashville needs now.”