TPRA congratulates Colby Sledge, an account supervisor at McNeely Pigott & Fox, on being elected as Nashville’s Metro Council District 17 councilman in a run-off election over Paula Foster. Read the full article, which ran in the Sept. 10 issue of The Tennessean, below.
Public relations professional Colby Sledge says he’s won the Metro Council District 17 seat in Thursday night’s runoff race.
After speaking with challenger Paula Foster, Sledge praised what she brought to the race as well as the other candidates who ran in the August general election. With 161 of 161 precincts reporting, Sledge has 1,357 votes and Foster has 1,077.
“It was very congenial, and I think that honestly District 17 is better for it,” Sledge said. “Going forward I’m just excited to work in what I feel is honestly the most diverse, most exciting, most vibrant district in the city.”
Foster wished Sledge well in a post on her campaign’s Facebook page. “He is an incredibly bright and passionate man who cares deeply about our district and our city. He will be an excellent representative. We are in good hands.”
Sledge says he is ready to start working on affordability, growth and development issues in his district.
“I’m really excited that the voters gave me a chance to lead on those issues,” Sledge said.
The district, which contains a diverse set of neighborhoods from 12South to Chestnut Hill, was left open by term-limited incumbent Sandra Moore, who was defeated in the at-large race. In the August general election, Sledge took 38 percent of the vote and Foster got 28 percent.