Why I’m Running

byshea-elrod-006-editA city like Nashville can be great only if there is an emphasis on supporting neighborhoods and the people that live and work in them.  I am running for city council because I want to help the neighborhoods, residents and businesses in District 26 get their needs met – such as better roads and traffic, improving public safety, and ensuring growth is done wisely.

Experience with Getting Things Done

  • Twelve years in public service and government relations on a state level, including working with local governments and finding solutions to tough transportation problems

Better Transportation

  • Reducing and slowing down traffic, better public transit, and more sidewalks to make for a more pedestrian-friendly neighborhood

Improve Public Safety

  • Making sure everything is being done to keep our neighborhood and homes safe

Smart Growth

  • Ensuring Nashville makes smart decisions and invests in its neighborhoods as the city grows


  • Providing our children with a first-class education by giving our teachers and staff the resources they need to better educate our children.

The neighborhoods of District 26 are great places to raise a family, and I will work to make them even better.  With a commitment to always listen to my neighbors and their concerns, I would be honored and humbled to serve the community I’m proud to call home.

If you would like more information on an issue important to you, please contact me and I’d love to discuss it with you.