The race to replace conservative Metro Councilman Eric Crafton is shaping up, with two candidates announcing intentions to run for the Bellevue-area District 22 seat over the past few weeks.
Seanna Brandmeir, community activist and outreach coordinator for the Tennessee Division of Benefits Administration, is set to take on Sheri Weiner, an audiologist and Bellevue resident for 30 years, who enjoys the backing of Crafton.
Election Day is Aug. 4. Candidates have until May 19 to qualify.
Brandmeir, according to a press release her campaign issued, serves on the board of Bethlehem Centers of Nashville and is a member of the Nashville Women’s Political Caucus, among other groups.
“Bellevue should have a council member who is a community-driven public servant focused on listening and communicating with residents,” Brandmeir said in a statement.
Weiner, her announcement reads, has served as president of the Bellevue Exchange Club, Bellevue Chamber of Commerce and Pine Forest Homeowners Association.
“This is the ultimate community service and an extension of what I’ve done for years,” Weiner said.
Crafton, who is mulling a run for one of the council’s five at-large seats, openly supports Weiner’s candidacy.
“I’ve appreciated her commitment to the community,” Crafton told The City Paper. “I’m hoping that the people of the 22nd district will see it fit to elect her to that spot.”