By RACHAEL LONG / Photos by Rachael Long
Brentwood City Commission candidate Nelson Andrews poses for a photo in the lobby of the Williamson County Administrative Complex on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Franklin, Tenn.
Less than a month after picking up a petition to run for Brentwood’s Board of Commissioners, Nelson Andrews returned his petition with the required signatures to officially make him a candidate in the May election.
The Williamson County Election Commission office said Andrews, so far, joins incumbents Ken Travis and Anne Dunn, as well as newcomers Susannah Macmillan and Terrance Smith to return a completed petition.
Andrews, who returned his petition Friday morning, is a first-time candidate for the role of city commissioner. In an interview with Home Page, Andrews placed a heavy importance on maintaining support for the city’s public safety, codes, and law enforcement officers.
On Friday, Andrews said he brings the perspective of someone who works a full-time job in the community, the same community where he has worked, lived, attended school and raised his family.
But it’s his background knowledge of technology and programs that Andrews said will be beneficial to the commission as they look for solutions to the city’s congestion issues.
Until then, Andrews said he is ready to hit the campaign trail and begin the “process of running,” what he deems is an important part of being a good elected official. It’s the part that begins even before a person is elected.
“I’ve just been overwhelmed by how many folks I’m meeting through the process,” Andrews said. “It’s one thing that you expect people you know to come out, but I love having new people come out and learning more about [them].”
Candidates must return filled out petitions to the election commission office by Thursday, Feb, 21 at noon.
The Williamson County Election Commission office is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 1320 W Main Street in Franklin.