By MATT BLOIS
Six candidates are running for Nolensville Mayor and Alderman positions in November.
The town will elect a Mayor and two Alderman.
The deadline to qualify for the ballot was noon on Thursday. Candidates had to submit a petition with 25 signatures to the Williamson County Elections Commission to qualify.
The Mayor and Alderman serve four year terms. They are elected at large, rather than representing specific wards.
Nolensville’s current Mayor Jimmy Alexander is running for another term. A current Alderman, Brian Snyder, is challenging him.
Snyder had picked up petitions for the positions of mayor and alderman on May 15, but candidates in Nolensville can run for only one office. On Tuesday, he chose to submit his petition for Mayor.
Alexander was elected to the Board of Mayor and Alderman in 2004 and 2008, and has served as Mayor since 2010. He previously worked as a staff member for the Metro Nashville Planning Commission for 42 years.
Snyder recently sold an events and production company he started and has served as an Alderman since 2009. He was appointed in 2009, and reelected in 2010 and 2014. He serves on the town’s Events Committee.
In several public meetings recently, Snyder and Alexander have argued about how the town has dealt with a development under construction on Nolensville Road.
The town asked the developer to fix some things that were not built according to the plan approved by the town. Snyder said the town has been slow to communicate progress.
There are four candidates running for two open Alderman seats.
Derek Adams is a software engineer running for Alderman. He attended a recent Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting with a shirt that said, “I’m running for Alderman. Ask me anything.”
Steve Cody also submitted a petition to run for Alderman. He recently retired after working in marketing for UPS. He has served on the board of two home owners associations for a combined 12 years.
Alderman Tommy Dugger is running for reelection. He is a real estate broker and sells insurance. He served as an Alderman when the town first incorporated in 1996 until 2010. He was elected again in 2014.
Dale Gustafson, a retired commodities forecaster, is running for alderman as well. He said he’s been attending Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings off and on for the last year.
Two others picked up petitions but didn’t turn them in before the deadline.