Congressional bid is a political comeback for former mayor after scandal, personal tragedy.
Former Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has officially announced her candidacy for Congress, challenging incumbent Republican U.S. Representative Mark Green for one of three seats representing Nashville and surrounding communities.
Ms. Barry’s announcement amounts to a political comeback after the controversial mayor resigned from office in 2018 following a scandal involving the use of city funds to carry on an extramarital affair and accompanying felony theft plea.
She did not mention the scandal in detail in her announcement video, but she did not shy away from her past troubles either.
She and her husband Bruce lost their son Max to a drug overdose while she was still serving as mayor, something she mentioned in the announcement as a reason she is seeking a return to office.
“There are losses so profound they change you forever, and there are lessons learned in life that are so profound they stay with you forever,” Ms. Barry stated.
She reflected on these personal tragedies and professional setbacks, emphasizing the lessons learned from them.
“I owned up to them and I took…
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