Karl Foster Dean (born September 20, 1955) is an American attorney and politician. He was the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee. He was sworn in on September 21, 2007.
|68th Mayor of Nashville|
September 21, 2007 – September 25, 2015
|Preceded by||Bill Purcell|
|Succeeded by||Megan Barry|
Karl Foster Dean
September 20, 1955
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
Anne Davis (m. 1983)
|Education||Columbia University (BA)|
Vanderbilt University (JD)
In 2017, Dean declared his candidacy for Governor of Tennessee in the 2018 election. In the first three months of the campaign, Dean raised $1.2 million and spent $200,000. He was the Democratic nominee after winning the primaries, but lost to Republican cattle rancher Bill Lee in the general election.
- Cass, Michael (September 21, 2007). "Dean: "We need to raise the bar on our expectations"". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2007-09-21.[dead link]
- "Karl Dean to report raising $1.2M in first stretch of Tennessee governor's race". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2017-08-01.