Published October 29, 2013 by Steve Cavendish
Metro councilwoman at-large Megan Barry was the overwhelming winner of the straw poll at Monday's Lawmakers & Groundbreakers event hosted by the Nashville Post.
A packed house of about 150 at Cabana — check out the slideshow here  — gathered to honor former councilwoman Betty Nixon and education power couple Randy Dowell and Shani Jackson Dowell. Attendees also participated in the Post's straw poll of three high-profile races: Nashville mayor, state senate district 21 and U.S. Senate.
The state and U.S. Senate races included declared candidates while the mayor's race included a range of declared, interested and possible candidates. Here are the results (by percentage of vote):Nashville Mayor
State Senate District 21