Belmont University hosted a live, televised mayoral debate last night between current Mayor David Briley and and At-large Council member John Cooper.
Co-sponsored by The Tennessean and NewsChannel 5, the debate is part of a shared commitment to provide voters with robust news and information and a space to discuss the important issues facing the city. Belmont and the two news organizations have a long track record of hosting successful debates, forums and public policy discussions.
Belmont President Dr. Bob Fisher said Nashville’s extraordinary success has contributed greatly to the progress made at Belmont. “We view it as a great privilege to host this debate which will help clarify the leadership capacity of the candidates to create the Nashville of the future that is reflective of the hopes and dreams of our citizens,” he said. “This is democracy at its very best.”
The debate took place in Belmont’s Troutt Theater and aired live in its entirety on NewsChannel 5, NewsChannel5.com and Tennessean.com.
Early voting for the runoff election is underway and runs through Sept. 7. Election day is Sept. 12