Two candidates announced runs for local seats in the General Assembly on Wednesday.
Jason Powell will run for House District 53 in South Nashville, soon to be vacated by Rep. Janis Sontany, who announced her retirement last month.
Powell, a real estate broker and former teacher, announced his candidacy via Twitter and Facebook. In a release posted on his Facebook page, he said, “If elected, I hope to continue in the tradition of strong leadership demonstrated by Representative Janis Sontany.”
Harold M. Love Jr., pastor of St. Paul A.M.E., also announced his run for state House District 58, presently held by Rep. Mary Pruitt, in the Aug. 2 election. Love pointed to his father’s 24 years of service as a state representative that drew him to want to impact other’s lives in similar fashion.
“I feel I have significant fresh ideas regarding governance, utilizing the talents of many that are being ignored in our community, and tapping the full potential of the resources and skills we have at our disposal,” Love said.
Steven Turner has also announced his candidacy for District 58.