Stillman and Callahan: 7 days of Mayoral Candidates featuring Jeremy Kane

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Stillman and Callahan: Nashville Mayoral Candidate Jeremy Kane 7-24-15

Jared Stillman and Tom Callahan have the wonderful opportunity to meet with the 7 Nashville Mayoral Candidates over the next week. Jeremy Kane joined us in studio this morning to talk sports, the growth of the city, and changes he would make as the next mayor.

Jeremy attended and taught in public and private schools, served as the speechwriter for a United States Senator, and has been recognized as a leader in building partnerships between public schools and community, faith, and business organizations. 

He put his Nashville values to work by volunteering at the summer basketball league his father helped start in Sevier Park, serving the homeless through Room-in-the-Inn, and chasing his dream of competing in the Olympics as a world-ranked swimmer at Nashville Aquatic Club.


In 2006, after mortgaging his house and knocking on more than one thousand doors throughout North Nashville, Jeremy was unanimously approved by the Metro Nashville School Board to open LEAD Academy, Nashville’s third public charter school and the first high school. It’s one of Tennessee’s highest performing schools and the only public school in Nashville to graduate 100% of its seniors and have them all accepted to a four-year college.

In 2013, Jeremy stepped down as CEO of LEAD, having grown it from his living room to nearly 200 teachers and employees, with an annual budget of $16 million dollars. He continues to serve as a strategic advisor to the current CEO and Board of Directors and also advises businesses and non-profit organizations as a leadership and management consultant.

The Kanes are members of St. George’s Episcopal church and active in their neighborhood. They enjoy running along Nashville’s greenways and hiking nearby trails; however, they spend most of their free-time trying to keep up with their two-and-a-half year old daughter, Wells.



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