John Reed

Nashville Metro Council , District 29

John will be the first out LGBTQ+ person to represent District 29!


John Reed is a proud resident of Antioch and as the founder of a growing small business, John is committed to keeping Nashville a great community for your family.

John has been heavily involved in both local and national politics for over a decade. He got his start working with Howard Gentry’s Nashville Mayoral Campaign in 2015 and has since then expanded his involvement in Davidson County politics. John is ready on day one to expand his coalition on behalf of District 29.

Working with the Tennessee Democratic Party was just the start. John has always had a love for local, state, and federal politics. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Minor in History.

When our current Councilwoman, Deilshia Porterfield announced that she was not seeking re-election to District 29 and instead is running for Council-at-Large to help move Nashville forward, John was inspired to step up to serve our community and your family as our next councilman for District 29.