Fox concedes to Barry in Nashville mayor’s race

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Hedge fund manager David Fox has conceded the Nashville mayor’s race to Councilwoman Megan Barry.

Fox said Thursday night that he was proud of his conservative effort in the heavily Democratic city, and vowed to work toward reconciliation after an aggressive campaign.

Barry will be Nashville’s first female mayor.

With 104 of 161 precincts reporting, Barry had 55 percent of the vote compared with Fox’s 45 percent.

During the campaign, Fox cast himself as a fiscal conservative and said he would fight to prevent uncontrolled growth and traffic in the city.

Barry touted her “strong progressive” credentials and in the final weeks of the campaign targeted reliably Democratic voters in the city’s black community to try to seal the win in the race to succeed term-limited Mayor Karl Dean.