Nashville and Davidson County voters made history in Thursday’s runoff, electing the first out transgender candidate to the Metro Council. LGBTQ+ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Olivia Hill won an at-large seat on the Council, marking the first time an out transgender candidate has been elected anywhere in Tennessee.
Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ+ Victory Fund, released the following statement:
“Nashville voters clearly reject the hateful rhetoric that has grown louder in Tennessee politics lately. Olivia’s victory proves that transgender people belong everywhere decisions about them are being made, including local office. I know Olivia is well-prepared to take her seat on the Metro Council and work to make Nashville and Davidson County a more welcoming place for all.”
More information about Victory Fund’s endorsed candidates is available at victoryfund.org/ourcandidates.
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund
LGBTQ+ Victory Fund works to achieve and sustain equality by increasing the number of out LGBTQ+ elected officials at all levels of government while ensuring they reflect the diversity of those they serve. Since 1991, Victory Fund has helped thousands of LGBTQ+ candidates win local, state and federal elections.