District Attorney Torry Johnson took himself out of the mayor's race yesterday. From the release:
It’s been my honor to serve as Nashville's District Attorney General since December 1, 1987. Earlier this year, when I announced that I would not be seeking another term, I said that I would be exploring other opportunities, but had no immediate plans. While that is still true, I have ruled out the option of running for mayor. After much thought and consideration and consultation with my family, I have decided to not seek that position.
Nashville is fortunate to have an abundance of skilled, energetic, and forward-thinking leaders, and voters will be sure to have very competent candidates from which to choose in the 2015 mayoral election.
During my tenure as District Attorney, I have been blessed to work with a talented group of lawyers, victim witness coordinators, investigators, administrators, and support staff in this office. I look forward to finishing the final months of my term with them, and will work with the incoming District Attorney to make the transition as seamless as possible.
That still leaves, by Pith's count, 237 people still considering whether to get in the race.