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Karl Dean Launches First in a Series of TV Ads Focused on Common-Sense Approach to Leadership

Karl Dean Launches First in a Series of TV Ads Focused on Common-Sense Approach to Leadership



NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 14, 2018) — The Karl Dean for Governor campaign will begin airing television ads in all seven media markets across Tennessee starting tomorrow.

The first ad titled “Rising” features the former Mayor of Nashville as the narrator, talking about how he led the city through the Great Recession by staying focused on the basics of better schools, safer neighborhoods and attracting jobs.

“Through the Great Recession, we were able to keep Nashville rising by remembering that everything is connected,” Dean says in the ad. “As governor, I’ll bring that same approach to building local economies that I did as mayor.”

The ad resurfaces a familiar theme of “it’s all connected,” which Dean has used to describe his priorities since his first mayoral campaign in 2007. “Better schools and safer neighborhoods helped attract companies and thousands of jobs,” Dean explains in his first gubernatorial campaign ad.

“It’s a message that we know resonates with voters,” Courtney Wheeler, Dean’s campaign manager, said. “Tennesseans want a common-sense leader who will get things done. That’s what Mayor Dean did for Nashville and that’s what he’ll do for Tennessee.”

More about Dean’s common-sense approach to leadership will be detailed in a series of subsequent TV ads that will run continuously through the August primary.

“We have been building a strong grassroots base in all 95 counties and now it’s time to take our message to a bigger audience,” Wheeler said. “Mayor Dean has the most individual contributors than anyone else running for governor, which is another exciting indication that the momentum continues to build in the campaign.”


About Karl Dean

Karl Dean is a democratic candidate running for governor in 2018. Dean served two terms as the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. His administration focused on education, public safety and jobs. As mayor, he led the city of Nashville to unprecedented economic prosperity that it’s experiencing today. He kept taxes low while making significant investments in public infrastructure, paving the way for new economic development in all parts of Davidson County. Dean first held public office when he was elected as Nashville’s public defender in 1990, a role he served in for nearly a decade before becoming the city’s law director. After leaving the Mayor’s Office in September 2015, Dean began teaching at Belmont University as a distinguished visiting professor of history and political science. Dean is married to Anne Davis, a Nashville native and attorney. They have three grown children and one granddaughter. More information about Karl Dean for Governor can be found online at www.karldean.com or by following Karl Dean on Twitter and Facebook.