Erik Cole (legislator)
Education and career
Erik Cole was elected to serve as a councilman in 2003. In August 2006, he became the council's president pro tempore, meaning he would substitute for the council's president when the vice mayor became absent. He is Vice Chair of the Federal Grants Review Committee and a member of the Health, Hospitals, and Social Services; Planning, Zoning, and Historical; and Transportation and Aviation Committees.
He works as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. After graduating from Hillsboro High School, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Minor in Environmental Studies from James Madison University at Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is also a member of the Metro Homeless Commission.
Erik Cole voted against the English First bill, which would have declared English as Nashville's official language. He also voted against canceling zoning in Percy Priest Lake. On the third reading, he voted for the proposal for a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds, which included provisions for hotels, condos, shops and other businesses on the land adjacent to the stadium.
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