Franklin Alderperson Dana McLendon announces he will not seek re-election in October

Ward 2 Alderperson Dana McLendon announced April 27 he will not run for re-election this October. (Courtesy city of Franklin)
Ward 2 Alderperson Dana McLendon announced April 27 he will not run for re-election this October. (Courtesy city of Franklin)

Ward 2 Alderperson Dana McLendon announced April 27 he will not run for re-election this October. (Courtesy city of Franklin)

Franklin Alderperson Dana McLendon has announced he will not run for re-election in the city’s October elections.

McLendon, who represents Ward 2 in the city, made the announcement during the April 27 Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting. He has served as an alderperson since 1997, according to the city.

“It’s been an honor, and I’m sure everybody would agree, to serve with you,” Mayor Ken Moore said in response to the announcement.

The election, to be held Oct. 26, will feature five alderperson seats on the ballot. All four ward positions, plus one at-large position previously occupied by former alderperson Pearl Bransford, will be on the ballot this fall.

To date, Alderperson Beverly Burger and Franklin Housing Commission member Elizabeth Wanczak have formally announced their intentions to run later this year.


The qualifying deadline for candidates to file for the city election is July 15, according to the Williamson County Election Commission.
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.