We'd already begun to assume that Jeremy Kane was going to run for mayor next year, but now it seems that more and more of the kind of people who help one become mayor assume it too.
An invitation from David Ingram — yes, those Ingrams — requests the presence of a long list of deep-pocketed and / or well-connected folks at a reception for Kane at the Belle Meade Country Club on Aug. 12. Ingram says that based his "recent conversations" with Kane "I expect he will have declared his candidacy before the date of this reception."
The whole invitation is below:
I hope you are well. Before I head out for the holiday weekend, I wanted to invite you to a reception at Belle Meade Country Club that Sarah and I are hosting for Jeremy Kane on Tuesday, August 12. I know it's a busy part of the summer, but it would be terrific to have you there.
I believe you are aware that Jeremy is seriously considering a run for Mayor. Based on my recent conversations with him, I expect he will have declared his candidacy before the date of this reception.
The race is now just over a year away. Two candidates have already announced and a handful of others are widely expected to do so soon. That is why I am pulling together a group of friends and colleagues to share why I'm supporting Jeremy and also, to give you the opportunity to visit with him in a group setting, ask tough questions about the future of our city and hear his answers and learn how he plans to win this race. I've been impressed with him "on the stump" and I believe you will be as well.
Karl can't run again, so we are faced with electing a new Mayor. I believe Jeremy is the right leader at the right time. I hope you'll join us on August 12 and decide for yourself.
Please let me know if you (and your significant other) can be there.
Many thanks and have a great 4th of July!
At-Large Councilwoman Megan Barry and attorney Charles Robert Bone have already declared for the race, with a bevy of others said to be considering a run.