Candidate: Luke Elliot

Metro Council District 34


Occupation: “I am a financial operations analyst making sure transactions run smoothly”

Previous candidacy/offices held: “Nothing other that being elected as a delegate for Macro Rubio in 2016”

Community experience: “Active at Woodmont Christian Church”

What will be your top three priorities on the Council?

“Crime, controlling tourism and our town’s identity, being fiscally responsible”

What is the biggest issue facing your district? How would you approach it?

“Traffic. Starting with using sensors to control the traffic lights, using zoning codes to limit new construction profits, and getting rid of unused bike lines.”

Much of the city’s developmental focus, like plans for a new East Bank, have focused on downtown. What’s your vision for downtown?

“My vision for downtown is one where locals can work, receive healthcare, and go to school without being disrupted by belligerent tourists.” 

Did you or would you have voted to approve the new Titans stadium financing legislation?

“I would have fought for more money from the Titans”

Does Metro need more police officers beyond the unfilled positions?


What do you think of the current framework passed by the council around LPR (license plate readers) usage? Do you think Metro should allow facial recognition technology to be used downtown?

“I think they should only be used against at-large violent criminals”

Do you think a property tax rate adjustment will be needed in the next 4 years? Why or why not?

“NO, if needed, raise the tourism tax”

Do you view your role in the Council as leading your district on issues or simply reflecting the views of the district’s residents?

“Much of my live has been spent either directly in the district or right outside of it. I will fight for their interests.”

How do you view the relationship of the city and Council to the General Assembly in the face of adverse legislation from the state?

“It is strained. have a strong relationship with many who work in the legislature and am the only candidate who can have honest conversations with them.” 

The city is experiencing an affordability crisis. What is the council’s role in creating more housing for buyers and renters in Nashville?

“We need to get much tougher on the zoning laws in order to stop these developers from raiding our town.” 

What improvements do you think WeGo should make during the next four years? Would you back creation of a dedicated funding source?

“Cut routes that get little to no use and focus on the ones that need it.”

Second-quarter campaign finance disclosure

Raised: $7,045

Spent: $6,231

Cash on hand: $814

Link to full disclosure here

Pre-General campaign finance disclosure

Raised: $3,270

Spent: $3,669

Cash on hand: $415