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Wallace Brings Proven Experience In Run to Replace Senator Gilmore


Former Metro Councilman Ludye N. Wallace is announcing his candidacy to fill the seat being vacated by Senator Brenda Gilmore. In making his announcement Wallace said: I want to first acknowledge the numerous accomplishments of Senators Thelma Harper and Brenda Gilmore. They dedicated themselves to always being champions for Nashville, our communities and our state.


Wallace presents his proud history of accomplishments in the Metro Council as one a basis for being a candidate. He says, "as one of the longest serving person in Nashville's council this experience prepares me to take the next step." He notes that his previous legislative experience and understanding of the legislative process give him a decided advantage over a political novice. In addition, Nashville is experiencing continued rapid growth and Wallace connects his past experience as a benefit to addressing the needs of Nashville when negotiating at the state level. He says: "having an inexperienced person learning the process in the state legislature during these important times would place Nashville in a serious disadvantage."

Ludye N. Wallace's Experience & Involvement:

  • B.S. in Political Science

  • Lifetime Member of Tennessee State University's Alumni Association

  •  Lifetime Member of National Tennessee State University's Alumni Association

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Lifetime Member

  • One of the Longest Serving Members on Metro Council (28 Years)

  • Served on Budget and Finance Committee (28 Years)

  • Gold & Diamond Lifetime NAACP Membership

  • Member of Clark Memorial United Methodist


I want to be in position to help all Nashville communities thrive in this time of exceptional growth in business and population. I want to be certain that as Nashville advances all of our communities advance as well, Wallace says.

Providing a list of his major accomplishments Wallace notes that in addition to his length of service on the Metro Council he also served as a member of the powerful Budget Committee for 28 eight years, represented the Central Business District, North and South Nashville, and served on numerous community organizations including a former president of the Nashville NAACP…. He was also a Nashville mayoral candidate.


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