Nashville The Nashville mayoral election will be held August 3.

Nashville mayoral candidate Alice Rolli, a businesswoman who has held high-level posts in federal and state government, recently signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, thereby distinguishing herself as the only one among the dozen candidates in the race to make this commitment to Nashville taxpayers. In signing the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, Rolli has made a commitment to Nashville residents that she will oppose efforts to impose net tax hikes. Despite Tennessee’s relatively low state tax burden, there is reason for Nashville residents of all political and ideological stripes to have tax fatigue. 

“After being hit with a 34% property tax hike in 2020, a new mayor who has ruled out further tax hikes would be a breath of fresh air for individuals, families, and employers across Nashville and Davidson County,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, a taxpayer organization founded in 1985 at the request of President Ronald Reagan. “Nearly 1,400 elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. I commend Alice Rolli for making this important commitment to Nashville taxpayers.” 

The election to replace outgoing Nashville Mayor John Cooper will be held on Thursday, August 3rd. If no candidate receives support from more than 50% of the electorate, the top two candidates will advance to a September 14 runoff.