Freddie O’Connell is From Nashville
and For Nashville.
Freddie is a tireless advocate for the city he loves and the only truly progressive candidate running for mayor. He has served on the Metro Council since 2015, and has delivered for his constituents and the city as a whole. Residents from across the county voted him the Best Current Metro Council Member six times in a row.
As a Council Member, Freddie has dealt with events that will forever change our city, like floods and tornadoes, even the downtown bombing. But he’s also taken on the issues that make our day-to-day lives more difficult, like personally picking up recycling when the city couldn’t deliver that basic service to residents in his district.
When you’re working to make a difference in the community you care about, no job is too small. And when you’re doing work that matters, there is no problem too big to tackle. Freddie has stepped in time and time again when the government lets us down on issues big and small. Nashville needs a Mayor it can trust - someone that will stand up for the soul of Nashville.
Freddie’s vast experience and service to the community has given him unparalleled understanding of Nashville’s challenges and he has consistently pushed for solutions to issues we face in our daily lives. He has the right balance of passion for Nashville, detailed knowledge about how the city works (and doesn’t work), and the drive to lead Nashville to be a city we’re proud to call home.
The proud son of Beatie, a retired MNPS and MBA school teacher, and Tim, a federal civil servant and part-time songwriter, Freddie attended Eakin Elementary, Montgomery Bell Academy, and earned degrees in Music and Computer Science from Brown University.
Since 2007, Freddie and his family have lived in the Salemtown neighborhood. He and Whitney, a physician educated at Meharry Medical College and now an attending child neurologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, have two young daughters, Halley, age 12, and Violet, age 5, who attend Metro Nashville Public Schools. The family shares their home with their adopted chorkie Cocoa Bean, age 3.