By RACHAEL LONG
As the election season heats up in Brentwood, so too does the campaign trail. This week alone features campaign kickoff events for two candidates, Stevan Pippin and incumbent Ken Travis.
Pippin will host a campaign kickoff party Thursday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn in Brentwood. The 37-year resident has served as a planning commissioner for the City of Brentwood for the last three years, and has spent the majority of that time as Vice-Chairman. His campaign website can be found online here.
Travis, who currently serves on both the City and Planning Commissions, will host his re-election campaign kickoff event on Saturday, March 23 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library in Meeting Room A.
Available at the “drop in” event will be yard signs, light refreshments and a chance to speak with Travis about Brentwood issues. His campaign website can be found online here.
Another candidate, Nelson Andrews, will host a campaign event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 4 at the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club. Andrews says the event is a good opportunity to “meet some folks” and tell his story.
Andrews held a campaign kickoff breakfast in February and sign pick-up party on March 11. His campaign Facebook page can be found here.
There are nine candidates running for four seats on the Brentwood City Commission. Others include Wyatt Rex Allen, Nelson Andrews, incumbent Anne Dunn, Susannah MacMillan, John Magyar, Dale Pacetti, Stevan Pippin and Terrence Smith.
All the candidates participated in an open forum on Saturday, March 9 at the FiftyForward Martin Center.
Upcoming candidate forums include an event on Thursday, April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply headquarters, sponsored by Williamson Herald, Williamson Inc., and WAKM radio, as well as a forum event sponsored by Preserve Brentwood on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brentwood Library.
Though they may not be scheduled for this week, several other candidates are keeping busy. Dunn said she has already hit the campaign trail through private meet and greet events and a public forum, and she plans to attend both upcoming forums.
Magyar said his campaign has mostly targeted social media platforms and online. His campaign Facebook page can be found here.
MacMillan’s campaign Facebook page has much of her latest campaign information. She has stayed busy knocking on doors “almost every weekend since January,” speaking to voters at private events and attending the Brentwood Citizen Police Academy Thursday nights. MacMillan has several upcoming campaign events in neighborhoods and other residential communities, including Valle Verde Clubhouse on March 26. She encourages voters to follow her social media and keep up with future events on her campaign website.
Smith says he’s also stayed busy canvassing neighborhoods and talking with voters. He plans to attend both upcoming forums and says he is planning to have a presence in the Brentwood 50th Anniversary Parade. His campaign website can be found here.
Both Allen and Pacetti participated in the March 9 candidate forum, and their responses can be read here. These candidates did not immediately respond to requests for upcoming candidate event information.
This is not a comprehensive list of candidate events, which are always developing. We will follow each campaign through the May 7 election. The voter registration deadline is April 8. Early voting will take place from April 17-May 2.
Visit our candidate profiles for more information on each candidate and their platforms.