LEAD Schools Founder Jeremy Kane Announces Campaign For Nashville Mayor

LEAD Schools Founder Jeremy Kane Announces Campaign For Nashville Mayor

CREATED Jul 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Founder and former CEO of LEAD Public Schools Jeremy Kane has announced his plan to run for mayor of Nashville.

Kane officially launched his campaign Thursday by filing candidacy papers at the Metropolitan Election Commission.

“I'm excited to announce my campaign for Mayor. We live in a great city and, at our best, there is no challenge we can't solve, together,” Kane tweeted Thursday morning.

Kane joins former Metro School Board chairman David Fox, Metro Councilwoman Megan Barry and attorney Charles Robert Bone in the field of mayoral candidates. The winner of the August 2015 election will replace Karl Dean, who has served as mayor since 2007.

Kane also announced that Pam Martin, President of Cushion Employer Services and a longtime civic leader, will serve as treasurer for his campaign.

Martin served as co-chair of Mayor Karl Dean's 2007 campaign for mayor, as well as a member of his initial transition team.

"No one lives the values of passion, persistence, and partnerships better in our city than Pam Martin," Kane said in a statement. "Pam believes in Nashville at its best, and has demonstrated her leadership throughout our community time and again. I'm honored to work with her in this campaign for our city's future.”

Before founding LEAD Public Schools, Kane attended or taught in both public and private schools, served as a speechwriter for Senator John Kerry, and was the Executive Director of the Tennessee Charter Schools Association.