Everything Brentwood residents need to know for the upcoming May 7 City Commission election

Eligible voters in Brentwood will choose four candidates for at-large positions on the Brentwood City Commission May 7. Here is what residents should know before heading to the polls

Polling locations
Brentwood will have seven polling locations open on Election Day.

Precinct 5-1
Sunset Elementary School
100 Sunset Trail, Brentwood

Precinct 6-1
John P. Holt Brentwood Library
8109 Concord Road, Brentwood

Precinct 6-2
Brentwood Safety Center
1300 Sunset Road, Brentwood

Precinct 6-3
Holy Family Catholic Church
9100 Crockett Road, Brentwood

Precinct 7-1
Brenthaven Church
516 Franklin Road, Brentwood

Precinct 7-2
Tennessee Baptist Children’s Home
1310 Franklin Road, Brentwood

Precinct 7-3
New Hope Community Church
605 Wilson Pike, Brentwood

What to bring

Tennessee voters are required to present one of six specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballots.

Voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:

  • Tennessee driver’s

  • U.S. citizenship
    certificate with photo

  • Tennessee License To
    Carry a handgun

  • U.S. military ID with photo

  • U.S. passport

Voters who cannot obtain one of the six acceptable forms of photo ID due to a reasonable impediment may present a supporting form of identification and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

Supporting forms of ID that can be presented for voters with a reasonable impediment are:

• Valid voter registration certificate

• Original certified birth certificate

• Copy of or original current utility bill

• Copy of or original bank statement

• Copy of or original government check

• Copy of or original paycheck

• Copy of or original government document with voter’s name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

For additional information regarding voter ID laws, go to the Secretary of State Office’s website, www.sos.tn.gov/elections.

Candidate Q&As
Community Impact Newspaper has reached out to each of the nine candidates running for the Brentwood City Commission. See their answers below:

John Magyar

Nelson Andrews

Susannah Macmillan

Ken Travis

Stevan Pippin

Terrence “T.A.” Smith

Dale Pacetti

Editor's note: Candidate Wyatt Rex Allen and incumbent Anne Dunn did not respond to requests for Q&A interviews. Their candidate information, which ran in Community Impact Newspaper's April issue, is listed below. 

Anne Dunn
Experience: retired educator, Founding Committee of Leadership Brentwood, two-time mayor, Brentwood Woman’s Club and Parent Teacher Organization
Priorities: maintaining 1-acre density, managing growth, fiscal responsibility

Wyatt Rex Allen
Experience: retired baseball player, health care leadership, district sales manager at Abbott Nutrition
Priorities: maintain values that make Brentwood unique, prioritize low-density development, maintain and add valuable green space, ensure quality of schools

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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