Candidate: Danny Williams

Metro Council District 7

Website: “working on Facebook campaign”

Occupation: “Retired NMPD”

Previous candidacy/offices held: “None”

Community experience: “Lived in District all my life”

What will be your top three priorities on the Council?

“quality of neighborhood living, homeless, traffic, safe homes, churches, and Schools”

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

“Homeless, Traffic, neighborhood communication, safe schools”

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

“Expansion should be cautious and studied more.” 

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


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?


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

“yes, it appears that residents who have lived here a long time should have a break as most have maintained neighborhood integrity and neighborhood quality & appearance.”  

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

“If elected, I WILL WORK HARD FOR DISTRICT 7! Not just shine a seat with my ass in the council chamber.” 

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

“I feel that the state is trying to hurt our great city. Nashville is a leader of the south and the changes by the state would not be beneficial to our great city.”

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

“Nashville home prices have become incredibly high, It should be the council’s role to try and find areas and locations to build affordable homes, and housing for our homeless veterans. I will work with our city leaders to find solutions to this crisis.” 

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

“Yes, if the source is not the backs of hard working Nashvillians trying to make a living and support their families, but by leadership of those to put together a consensus and a dedication in creating a workable funding source.” 

Second-quarter campaign finance disclosure

Raised: $622

Spent: $0

Cash on hand: $672

Link to full disclosure here

Pre-General campaign finance disclosure

Raised: $0

Spent: $0

Cash on hand: $672

Link to full disclosure here