Jesse Walker

Goodlettsville City Commissioner

Jesse will double LGBTQ representation on the Goodlettsville City Commission!


Sumner County native Jesse Walker knows how public service and local government impacts the community. Growing up in Hendersonville, Jesse saw his parents advocate with local representatives for change in the city, from concerns over traffic, public safety, and education. At an early age, Jesse was interested in being apart of the change he wanted to see in the world. He discovered through Leadership Sumner Youth, a program for high school students, the importance of enhanced leadership skills, civic engagement, and community action. This experience launched Jesse’s passion for community and government and he remains involved at all levels even to this day.

Jesse is a graduate of Volunteer State Community College and Belmont University. He understands the importance of grit having worked full-time at Lyft’s Nashville regional headquarters while putting himself through law school. In 2019, Jesse obtained a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Nashville School of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Tennessee and an active member of the Tennessee Bar Association.

To foster the next generation of leaders, Jesse serves as the corporate secretary for Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL), a state-wide forum for college students to learn about government and civic engagement. In 2022, the Goodlettsville Chamber of Commerce named Jesse to the annual 31 Under 31 list. Today, he is the associate corporate counsel at Roadie, a same-day logistics platform.

In 2017, Jesse became a first-time homeowner purchasing a home in Goodlettsville. He was attracted to the city because of the proximity to Nashville, the vibrant small businesses, and the hometown feel. Jesse was later one of the first directors elected to serve on his community’s HOA helping establish long-term financial wellbeing, enhanced neighborhood safety, and increased amenities.

Jesse is currently running to be Goodlettsville’s next City Commissioner. He is passionate about ensuring Goodlettsville remains a “good” place to live, raise families, and conduct business. Jesse will fearlessly focus on:

-Attracting and supporting new and existing small businesses,

-Increasing our quality of life through top-notch services and programs, and

-Advancing smarter growth and long-term planning.

These three priorities will guide Jesse Walker as our next Goodlettsville City Commissioner.

Drawing upon experiences in public action and legal tech, Jesse will deliver intelligent and efficient solutions to our city’s issues. He promises to be responsive and transparent to constituents who have questions, concerns, and ideas for the betterment of Goodlettsville. Jesse will offer a fresh perspective and voice to the opportunities and challenges facing our city. Jesse and his husband, Dr. James Vince Witty, a longtime educator and leader with Metro Nashville Public Schools, own their home on the Davidson County side of Goodlettsville, where they live with their three Shih Tzus. As a lifelong resident of the area, Jesse is excited to serve his community and earn your vote.

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