Who Is Bernie Cox?
Many of you have questioned why I have not been seen on local media candidate debates. The answer is that I seriously fractured my back in May, and am presently forced to operate this campaign from my keyboard. All outlets have been informed, however, it's convenient to keep me away from headline news.
Nashville has given birth to a multitude of growing pains. We’re business friendly and on the world stage in regards to Healthcare, Music, Sports, Hospitality, Entertainment and so much more! Time has fermented for political parties to sit at the conference table, make friends, and negotiate our best choices for Nashville.
I don't know the personal backgrounds of all my fellow candidates, and they may be qualified to hold the position as leader of this great city. However, qualifications don't naturally make a good mayor. My several years experience as a business owner and entrepreneur has been varied, living as a private citizen and never once living on the taxpayers dime as a politician. In that sense, I am grounded closer to reality with the citizens of Nashville in what we see as real problems and glaringly obvious solutions to our budget and growth plan. It only takes the courage of someone who does not want to play politics with those solutions.
Why Bernie Cox?
I often get asked why I’m running for the political leadership of what we all know to be an amazing city. My answer is the same as all the candidates; we all want what’s best for this town. Where I differ from the other candidates is I’m not part of the long-running bureaucratic mentality that continues to wield power and continues along a path of failed promises, blame-gaming political opponents for their big government failed policies. This goes back decades to fix traffic, fix housing, fix education, fix all else that never gets fixed. They keep promising THEIR solution is the only way and by the sole reason of party affiliation, voters sweep them back into power. Voters, it's time to overlook Party Lines ... overlook that D or R and just vote for the candidate you think will best represent your interests. Those are the voters’ choices; they can elect Status Quo, or shake things up and elect “one of us.” My calling card has no academic letters or credentials after my name, other than Bernie Cox, Citizen.
As a bystander NON-Politician, impacted business owner and private citizen, I have never once lived on the taxpayers’ dime as a politician. In that sense, I am grounded closer to reality with the citizens of Nashville in what we see as real problems and glaringly obvious solutions