Matt Wiltshire, former Nashville director of economic and community development, announced his plans to run for Nashville Mayor on Thursday morning.
“We need a long-term vision to tackle our biggest challenges, and we need city services like trash pickup and pothole repair to work right now,” Wiltshire said. “I have heard from people across the county on their concerns about the cost of living, the strains of growth on our infrastructure and transit, education, and public safety.”
Wiltshire is the second candidate to formally announce a challenge to incumbent Mayor John Cooper, who is expected to run for a second term but has made no public announcement about his plans. Freddie O’Connell, a second term member of Metro Council, announced his candidacy in April.