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Daron Hall NOT running for mayor

October 15, 2014

We at http://www.firedaronhall.wordpress.com feel directly responsible for Daron’s full head of white hair, and Daron’s decision NOT to run for mayor. Just google ‘Daron Hall’ and our blog rises to the top 🙂 To the citizens of Nashville…. Your welcome 🙂

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George Walker IV / THE TENNESSEAN
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Davidson County Sheriff Daron Hall, long considered a prime candidate for mayor, announced on Thursday that he won’t run for the job in 2015 and will continue in his current role instead.
Hall seemed to have an opening to generally run to the right of current candidates Megan Barry, Charles Robert Bone, David Fox, Jeremy Kane and Linda Rebrovick. But Hall said he wants to concentrate on running the sheriff’s office. He was elected to a fourth term in August.
“After months of careful consideration, I have decided not to run for mayor of Nashville,” Hall said. “The challenges and pressures of campaigning, balancing of my family life, and the responsibilities as sheriff have all led to this decision.”
In addition to his own election successes, Hall has proved to be an influential figure in local politics whose endorsement and campaign help are frequently sought by aspiring candidates.
Though he is credited with managing the sheriff’s office budget efficiently and helping the city’s budget by using inmate labor for brush removal and other work, he has also played a role in controversy.
In 2008, after a minor traffic stop, undocumented immigrant Juana Villegas was shackled by sheriff deputies while in labor. Hall also oversaw the sheriff’s 287(g) program, which checked the immigration status of those suspected to be in the country illegally. Critics said the program, which Hall has since abandoned, put people on the path to deportation for minor offenses.
Hall also spoke to a group identified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as white supremacists. He also previously worked for Corrections Corporation of America, a private prison company frequently criticized by prison watchdog groups.
Hall isn’t the only potential candidate to decide against a run. Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors emailed supporters last week to say she also will not seek the office that will be vacated by Mayor Karl Dean.
“After countless family meetings, conversations with colleagues, and a year of soul searching I have decided not to run for mayor,” Neighbors told supporters. “I sincerely appreciate your confidence in me and your support.”

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