Erica Gilmore for Trustee

Erica Gilmore

Erica Gilmore, a candidate for County Trustee, has experience as an executive, administrator, at-large member of council, and public school teacher. She has always been committed to public accountability. Erica, while serving on the city council was responsible for the oversight of the 2.5 billion dollar annual budget for the city of Nashville. She served on the board of the Nashville Downtown Partnership. Her focus is strong financial stewardship, transparency, and community engagement.

“Like many cities, Nashville is on the precipice of change,” says Gilmore. “We are boosting mass transit, making it possible for the city to be more mobile, and we are fighting to raise the wage for hardworking families. As exciting as these developments may be, we know the levers of change will not happen automatically; we have to create the conditions for positive change to occur.”

Erica is a third generation Nashvillian who cherishes her community. She is the parent to Anyah Gilmore-Jones who is a sophomore in college. She comes from a family with a long commitment to public service. Her mother is State Senator Brenda Gilmore, and her father is Harry Gilmore, a retired Juvenile Court Officer. With your support Erica will continue to serve the residents of Nashville and Davidson County.

Erica Gilmore has spent her entire career fighting for traditionally marginalized and middle-class communities. She has served as a Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County At-Large Council Member, Speaker Pro Tempore, Minority Caucus President, and District 19 city council member — earning a reputation as strong, pragmatic legislator who champions bold, and progressive solutions to remedy Nashville’s toughest challenges.

Erica Gilmore is committed to investing in policies that create “One Nashville” — One where everyone belongs, one where everyone thrives, one where everyone has a reasonable shot at success. “One Nashville” isn’t only possible, it is within reach.

Erica understands the negative impacts that an unaffordable housing market has on the “It City” — whether it is forcing residents into longer commutes, residing in substandard housing ot limiting economic opportunity. As a result, she is committed to investing in policies that make Nashville more liveable, sustainable and affordable city for all its residents.

“The overarching challenge facing our county is to position Davidson County to succeed and prosper in the economy of the future,” says Erica. “That means expanding agricultural markets and rebuilding our manufacturing base, but it also means training and providing workers for the new occupations and entrepreneurial opportunities that are emerging in a rapidly transforming global economy.”

She is a proud alumna of Tennessee State University, earning a Master of Arts in English. Erica studied at The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She obtained a B.A. degree in English from Howard University, and completed coursework abroad at the American University of Beirut.

Erica currently serves as the Assistant Dean of Student Conduct at Tennessee State University. She is a frequent speaker and commentator on issues related to women and children, racial justice, public health, civic engagement, and service. For more, go to: