Dozier: no mayoral endorsement

Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 11:11am

Outgoing at-large Metro Councilman Buck Dozier, who placed fourth in the general mayoral election Aug. 2, said this morning he will not endorse either Bob Clement or Karl Dean in the mayoral runoff.

Withholding his direct support from either candidate, Dozier follows the lead of fellow mayoral hopefuls David Briley and Howard Gentry.

“After prayerful consideration I have decided not to endorse either of the two mayoral candidates in this current runoff election,” Dozier said in a prepared statement.

“Over the past year I have grown to respect both men for their commitment to public service and for their sincere desire to make our city an even better place to live and work.”

“Nashville would be well served by either of these gentlemen as Mayor.”

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By: honestvoice on 12/31/69 at 6:00

All of the former candidates, Gentry, Dozier, and Briley seem to be afraid to endorse Dean since he will most likley loose yet are not willing to endorse Clement knowing that they will have to wait eight years before they could run again. Being courthouse insiders they are also aware that Dean's negative record when exposed could make them look bad if they were to stand beside Dean.