Reviewed Date: 04/06/2020
Political Activities by Municipal Employees
A local government employee has the same rights as other citizens of Tennessee to participate in political campaigns and to run for certain elected offices. A city employee has the right to take an active part in local and state campaigns while off duty. However, a city employee shall not be qualified to run for election to the local governing body unless otherwise authorized by law or local ordinance. T.C.A. § 7-51-1501.