NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Women in Numbers has endorsed Councilmember At-Large and candidate for mayor, Megan Barry in the Sept. 10 Runoff Election. Women in Numbers (WIN) is an organization which seeks to support qualified women to be elected to public office.
“Women in Numbers is pleased to endorse Megan Barry in the runoff,” said WIN President Elke Ridenour. “Her strong leadership and experience make her well qualified for the job and we are excited to support her as she seeks to become Nashville’s first female mayor.”
“This is an historic moment for Nashville and we are confident that Megan will inspire future female leaders to engage in the political process and pursue public office,” said Win Executive Director, Hattie DeWalt.
“I am honored to receive the support of Women in Numbers,” Barry said. “WIN has played a pivotal role in encouraging women like myself to run for office, and I look forward to partnering with them in that work when elected Mayor.”
Councilmember At-Large Megan Barry is seeking election to the office of mayor in the August 2015 election. A Nashville resident for 23 years, Megan Barry was twice elected as an at-large member of the Metro Council, receiving the most votes in the countywide election in 2011. An MBA graduate of Vanderbilt University, she has two decades of senior-level corporate experience in telecommunications and healthcare. She is the mother of a college-age son and has been married to Bruce Barry for 21 years.
Women in Numbers is a nonpartisan organization established to engage, encourage and endorse qualified women to be elected to public office. Since its founding in 1992, WIN has become a growing force by endorsing qualified candidates and supporting their campaigns. Beyond endorsements, WIN hosts educational forums to give candidates the guidance and tools they need to engage in the political process and run a viable campaign. To learn more, visit www.wintennessee.com.