Pam Murray

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Pam Murray is a former member of the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County district 5, after being unseated and recalled from her council position on November 12, 2009.[1]

Education and career[edit]

Prior to being elected to the Metro Council in 2003, Pam Murray had run unsuccessfully for the 5th district in 1999. She is a member of the Codes, Fair, and Farmer's Market; Federal Grants Review; and Health, Hospital, and Social Services Committees.[2]

Pam Murray graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Tennessee State University and a master's degree in science and social work from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She is a licensed social worker.[1]

Political views and votes[edit]

Pam Murray voted against canceling zoning in Percy Priest Lake, for Sylvan Park historic zoning, for Lower Broadway historic zoning, for a Westin Hotel on Lower Broadway, and for rezoning Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.[3] On the third reading, she voted for the proposal for a new ballpark for the Nashville Sounds,[4] which included provisions for hotels, condos, shops and other businesses on the land adjacent to the stadium.[5]

According to The Tennessean, she was seen promoting at-large council candidate Roy Dale to the elderly and disabled too close to the polls, though she denied supporting or promoting Roy Dale. The administrator of elections for Davidson County called the alleged incident illegal and inappropriate.[6]

2009 Recall[edit]

Amid rumor and speculation that Pam Murray did not actually live in Nashville, TN, but rather worked full-time at a methadone clinic in Detroit, Michigan, a special election to recall Murray was held, November 12, 2009.[7] Murray was defeated in the recall election by challenger and Nashville resident Jamie Hollin by a vote of 539 to 542.[8]


  1. ^ a b " - Metro Council - District 5 Representative Pam Murray". Archived from the original on June 10, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2007. 
  2. ^ " - Metro Council Committees". Archived from the original on August 22, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ "City council votes". The Tennessean. June 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Sounds proposal vote breakdown". The Nashville City Post. February 8, 2006. 
  5. ^ "NewsChannel Nashville, Tennessee - Sounds Ballpark Proposal Up For Vote". Retrieved September 10, 2007. 
  6. ^ Paine, Anne (August 27, 2003). "Candidate under fire for lobbying too near to polls". The Tennessean. 
  7. ^ "Election Commission sets District 5 recall vote". The Nashville City Post. September 18, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Hollin bests Murray in unofficial recall returns". The Nashville City Post. November 12, 2009.