David Glasgow officially launched his bid to fill the vacant District 18 Metro Council Seat Sunday before more than 120 supporters at Provence Breads & Cafe in Hillsboro Village Sunday afternoon.
Glasgow outlined his “Neighborhoods First” campaign priorities as “…preserving the unique character of our homes and businesses, ensuring that our streets are safe, and promoting outstanding educational opportunities.”
During his speech he announced that the campaign team had already achieved a key milestone in the race by securing more than $15,000 from over 100 individual pledges. The campaign received $1,200 at the launch event in addition to pledge amounts that were delivered at the event.
“With 12 years experience working with elected officials, entrepreneurs and community leaders, I know what it takes to get things done in government and how much work it can take to bring public and private interests together to achieve our goals,” Glasgow said. “Sometimes it’s a carrot and sometimes a stick, but there is away a way to bring people to the table.”
“This election provides a unique opportunity to put that experience to work to improve the quality of life right here at home,” he said.
The Glasgow for District 18 campaign committee includes Treasurer Kathryn Barnett, Campaign Manager Joe Woolley, Volunteer Coordinators Jon Glassmeyer and Scott Ridgway, and advisors David Taylor, Mimi Bliss, Will Cheek, Jim Grinstead, Van Pond, Maria Salas, and Glenn Swann.
According to Glasgow, District 18 has a reputation for accessible leaders who work hard to make the community and Nashville a great place to live. “Let’s continue that tradition," He concluded.
Glasgow works as communications director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development state office in Nashville.
Glasgow has been active in the community for many years, supporting numerous community organizations including Nashville CARES, Artrageous Inc, The Brooks Fund, St. Luke’s Community House, Greenways for Nashville, Historic Nashville, Human Rights Campaign Fund, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, and others. He has served as a volunteer for Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors and co-chaired Artrageous 19–Shaken, Not Stirred. He currently serves as the Administrative Officer for MidSouth Rugby Union, a division of USA Rugby, and as assistant coach for the Nashville Grizzlies Rugby Football Club.
Keith Durbin recently stepped down from the Metro Council District 18 seat to become Chief Information Officer for the city.
Metro Council District 18 includes Hillsboro-West End and Belmont-Hillsboro neighborhoods, most of Vanderbilt, VU Medical Center and all of Belmont University.
More information is available at www.Glasgow18.com