Mar 2, 2022 - Politics

Councilmember Steve Glover resigns

Steve Glover standing in front of a mic in a green polo shirt
Steve Glover. Photo: Yihyun Jeong/The Tennessean/USA Today Network

At-large Metro Councilmember Steve Glover resigned from his seat on Tuesday, effective immediately.

  • Vice Mayor Jim Shulman announced Glover's resignation in a letter to Metro Council members.

Why it matters: Glover has been a top conservative voice on a mostly liberal council. His seat will remain vacant until the next council election in 2023.

Flashback: Glover, who was a district council member for eight years, emerged from a crowded field in 2019 to win one of five at-large seats representing the entire county.

  • After his victory, a beaming Glover told the Tennessean that Nashville conservatives "wanted to come out and vote and we knew we could do this if we united."
  • Glover opposed the 2020 property tax increase after offering his own, smaller increase.
  • Prior to serving on the council, Glover represented the eastern portion of the county on the Nashville school board.

What they're saying: Shulman told the council that Glover, who had surgery last year, is resigning for health reasons. Glover's attendance at council meetings has been erratic in recent months.

  • "I may not have always agreed with Steve on some issues, but I know he deeply loves this city and that he brought that determination to the council floor," Shulman wrote in the letter.
  • Glover did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Axios.
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