O&AN pulled out candidate for Metro Council District 18 David Glasgow off the campaign trail – for a few minutes – to find out how he’s enjoying life on the campaign trail. It’s the first time Glasgow has run for office – much like the other three candidates he’s competiting against. Here’s his responses. It’s brief, he had to get back to knocking on doors.
Quite a bit of press has covered this special election. What’s your favorite headline so far:
"Dancing Cheek to Glasgow"
Funniest thing written about the campaign so far:
"I like ice cream. I like puppies."
Favorite Campaign moment so far:
Unexpectedly meeting songwriter Patti Ryan while going door-to-door. She wrote "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places," and was so much fun to talk to we had a hard time getting back to work.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a communications director for a federal agency that helps communities with infrastructure, business development and affordable housing and homeownership. We are Rural Development, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Best career decision:
Looking at what can be accomplished in a job, instead of what it pays. It’s been my own sort of "Ask not what your country can do for you…" and it’s kept me happy in my work.
Worst career decision:
Believing he was sincere when a candidate asked me to come in at the last minute and help temper his message. That was quite a while back. He went on to become a political shock jock.
Biggest challenge for Metro Council this year:
Balancing budgetary priorities during the economic crisis.
What can the GLBT community do to advance equality in Nashville?
Lead by example. We can’t expect tolerance of diversity unless we practice it ourselves.