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Mayor David Briley, Biography

David Briley is the eighth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. He was elected Vice Mayor on September 10, 2015, and was sworn in as Mayor on March 6, 2018.

Briley is a native Nashvillian. His early education included Glendale Elementary School, Lipscomb Middle School, and Montgomery Bell Academy. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University. After college, he lived in Latin America, where he volunteered as a teacher and became fluent in Spanish. He completed his Juris Doctorate at Golden Gate University in San Francisco and received honors for administrative and environmental law, practicing as an attorney prior to becoming Mayor.

Briley was elected to serve as an At-Large Metro Council Member for Davidson County from 1999 to 2007. He was the Vice-Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee and held seats on the Personnel, Public Information, Human Relations and Housing Committee, the Traffic and Parking Committee, and the Greenways Committee. 

Briley is married to Jodie Bell, who is also a member of the Bar, practicing criminal defense law. They have one son, Sam. Mayor Briley is the grandson of Beverly Briley, the first mayor of Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

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