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“In today’s political climate, it’s even more important to have good-hearted public servants who support common-sense policies. I still see public service as honorable and know that culture gets set by how you act. I know I have the right mindset and optimistic attitude to lead and do what’s right for Tennesseans.” – Caleb

Caleb Hemmer is a native Nashvillian with a history of service to our city and state. A graduate of Metro Schools, Caleb earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville before returning home to Nashville to earn his M.B.A.

As a former aide to Governor Phil Bredesen and executive in the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Caleb learned firsthand how state government works and how to govern effectively. More recently, he has served for the past seven years as a commissioner on the Metro Board of Fair Commissioners and has led the redevelopment of the Nashville Fairgrounds, including a new expo center and the MLS Stadium where the Nashville Soccer Club will play in 2022.

After leaving state government in 2011, Caleb was a founding team member of the Silicon Ranch Corporation, a Nashville-based start-up focusing on utility-scale solar development. For the last decade, he has been an executive in Nashville’s innovative healthcare industry, working in various management roles focusing on improving the healthcare system. Caleb works in Corporate Development at American Health Partners to bring high-quality affordable healthcare to the most vulnerable senior-citizens that live in post-acute care facilities.

With his lengthy service record of community involvement and volunteering to improve Nashville, Caleb plans on building on this to better serve the community and constituents in the 59th district.

During his free time, Caleb enjoys being an avid outdoorsman, reading and playing with his children. He and his wife, Lori, reside in south Nashville in the City of Forest Hills with their two young children.

At A Glance

  • Native Nashvillian
  • Husband to Lori, dad to Evan (5) and Norah (4)
  • Healthcare executive
  • Prior experience in state government
  • Proud product of Metro Nashville Public Schools (Eakin, J.T. Moore, and Hillsboro)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
  • M.B.A., Finance, Tennessee Tech
  • Democratic nominee for Tennessee State Representative in the 59th house district

Community Involvement

  • Member, West End United Methodist Church
  • Leadership Health Care, Nashville Health Care Council
  • Member, Sequoia Swim & Tennis Club
  • Member, National Wild Turkey Federation

Past Community Involvement

  • Commissioner, Metropolitan Board of Fair Commissioners
  • Volunteer, Green Hills Area Transportation Plan
  • Founder, Plan Smart Nashville
  • Ambassador, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
  • Member Engagement Committee, Leadership Health Care
  • Voter Protection Team, Tennessee Democratic Party
  • Member, Belmont-Hillsboro Neighborhood Association
  • Volunteer, Weed Wrangle, City of Forest Hills
  • Finance Committee, West End United Methodist Church Preschool

Awards

  • Nashville Leaders Under 40, Nashville Business Journal
  • Nashville Emerging Leader Award (NELA) Finalist- Medical and Health Care Services, Nashville Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville

Paid for by Friends of Caleb Hemmer, Will Howorth, Treasurer