The Next Phase

January 5, 2023

This is an exciting week.

Last week, I told you I have news, and I do.

Thanks to your support, we've reached the moment where it's time for me to double down on my commitment to this campaign.

For the first time in my life, I'm taking a professional leave to focus full-time on this race.

This is a big deal. We're a working family. This involved a tough household conversation, but our family committed to this effort almost a year ago, and we're committed to making it work through Election Day. Not by writing a million dollar check. We can't. We're going to make it work by making sacrifices and focusing on real priorities.

We couldn't have gotten here without you. Your support is what has made this moment possible.

You've helped us build an incredible team. You've helped us prepare to reach more people than ever before. And you've helped us discover that our platform is already resonating across all of Nashville.

What's most amazing to me is our donor community is accelerating its support of this campaign as we approach our most important deadline yet, which is a disclosure deadline on January 15th.

I want to show my team, our supporters, and the voters of Nashville how much progress you've helped us make toward our budget goals for 2023.

So here I am asking you to start your year by helping us offer the city the best citywide conversation we can.

If you haven't donated yet, now is the time.

If you've donated once, it's a great time to set up a recurring donation through Election Day. $25 a month goes a long, long way in a people-powered campaign like ours.

Share this with a significant other, a friend, a neighbor who knows how important this year will be to our ability to restore city services, to build a transit system, to create safer infrastructure, to provide attainable housing, and to improve community safety.

I'm excited about how far we've come, but I'm very aware of the challenge of reaching our goals.

I hope you're excited, too, and I hope you'll donate.


Thanks for everything.

My best ...


Freddie O'Connell

Metro Council, District 19

Mayoral Candidate, 2023


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