Brenda Gadd

Metro Nashville Council

Brenda will be the first out Bisexual woman elected to the Nashville Metro Council!


Brenda has called Nashville home for 20 years. She has been an avid gender equity advocate and worked to pass laws at all levels of government to improve the lives of women, kids, families. As a long time advocate for LGBTQ rights and racial justice she has served on boards to advance the work in Tennessee such as The Tennessee Equality Project and The Equity Alliance Fund.

Brenda currently serves as the Policy and Advocacy Director of AWAKE (Advocates for Women and Kids Equality) and is the founder of Rethink Public Strategies. As a business owner she has worked for gender parity and equity in resources through work with the Women’s Business Collaborative. She is a nationally recognized advocacy and policy specialist as well as a recognized political consultant through my political campaign management and coalition management work.

She has been honored with recognitions such as the Athena Award for Young Professionals, Women of Influence Award from the Nashville Business Journal as well as national recognition from The Advocacy Association’s as the Top 20 in 2020.

As a co-founder of Emerge Tennessee, an organization that recruits and trains women, trans women and non-binary to run for office, I work to ensure we have a reflective elected Democracy and is honored to serve as the board chair of the national organization.

Brenda is running for office because she wants to be a resource to her neighborhood and district. She wants to take every opportunity to ensure Nashville is a welcoming and safe place for all of our community. Her campaign platform includes fully funding public schools and teachers, working with neighbors to ensure residential growth aligns with neighborhood values, fully resourcing our greenways, sidewalks, transportation and traffic problems with solutions and improving infrastructure and safety.

Nashville has given so much to me and I want to do the same for the residents of District 24 and Nashville. She is lives in the Richland West End Neighborhood and is a member of the Rotary and Junior League of Nashville.