"Damita and I love North Nashville and we hope to raise our future family here."
Hi, I’m Brandon Taylor. A Nashville native. Born at Baptist just a few miles from where my wife and I live in District 21. I learned to care about the community from seeing my uncles serve Nashville for decades.
My uncle William “Boots” Hassell was a Metro Parks facility coordinator at the South Inglewood Community Center. He worked for many years to serve the youth and families of East Nashville. My great uncle Rev. Thomas E. Sweeney served as the pastor of First Baptist South Inglewood for more than 30 years. Witnessing the work of my uncles has shaped the neighbor, husband, and father I hope to be.
I went to high school in Lewisburg, TN. My family moved to that small town south of Nashville when I was young. After highschool, I attended the University of Memphis and pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Going to Memphis was one of the best decisions I ever made because I met my lovely wife, Damita Beck-Taylor.
Damita and I love North Nashville and we hope to raise our future family here. Together, we introduced monthly clean-up days in the neighborhood, hosted community meetings to register senior citizens for metro and state property tax relief and freezes, and have worked with the city to slow the speed of traffic through District 21 neighborhood streets. Hopefully, we’ll see some new infrastructure being built in the coming months.
Professionally, I’ve worked to serve underrepresented communities through fundraising for The Boys Scouts of America, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Meharry Medical College. I currently work as the Director of Major Gifts for Nashville Rescue Mission. I’m also a member of the board of directors for Nashville Emerging Leaders and Friends of Hubbard House–the home of the first president of Meharry Medical College, Dr. George Hubbard.
If elected, I promise to respond to emails, return your phone calls and be accountable for the improvements I hope to bring to District 21. Our District is changing. But we need solutions that benefit everyone–youth, families, working adults and senior citizens.