BARTLETT, Tenn. (WMC) – After two decades in the mayor’s chair, Keith McDonald will no longer be the elected leader of Bartlett, Tennessee’s 11th largest city.
On Tuesday, Bartlett’s thousands of registered voters will decide who will lead the city.
Four candidates have expressed interest in the position: David Parsons, Brent Hammonds, Kevin Quinn and John Lackey.
Parsons Brings 20 years of city leadership to the table, his experience as a city alderman for the 3 positions that MacDonald has been mayor.
He also runs his own construction company Built by David Parsons For more than 30 years, he was even president of the Tennessee Home Builders Association.
He says he is an advocate for public safety, education and fiscal responsibility.
“I raised my family in Bartlett,” Parsons said. “I am a graduate of Bartlett High School. I owned and operated a Bartlett business. My roots run deep in Bartlett. I have many years of experience, service and leadership. My commitment and dedication to family values and keeping the city safe, strong and prosperous. “
Hammonds An ’88 Bartlett High School graduate with 25 years experience as a Bartlett Police Officer.
He plans to use this experience as a force in the fight against violent crime.
“On Tuesday, you have the opportunity to vote for someone who has dedicated more than 25 years to keeping you and your family safe,” Hammonds said. “I pledge to continue to support security, transparency in government and investment in our schools.”
Quinn Mid-South, who has lived in Bartlett for 17 years.
He was elected as Bartlett 6 Alderman in 2020.
He has 35 years of experience in business, government and non-profit work.
His number one priority, if elected, is to fix and upgrade the city’s infrastructure.
“I’m sure people have listened to me and they know I have a good background and a good knowledge of what’s going on,” Quinn said. “I am very selfless. I’m not going to do this part-time. This will be my full time job. I am willing to go the extra mile for whatever it takes. I’m just a deep and analytical person and I’m ready to get down to business.”
Lackey served in Shelby County as an engineer and Shelby County Sheriff’s Reserve Deputy.
He could not be reached for comment.
Along with the mayoral race, three of the six alderman races will have new faces.
A new era of local governance is ahead for Bartlett.
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