John Geer

John Geer

John G. Geer is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science and holds the Gertrude Conway Vanderbilt Chair. He leads the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy, serving as a senior advisor to Chancellor Daniel Diermeier on key strategic initiatives. Geer also co-directs the Vanderbilt Poll.

Freddie O'Connell laughs at something Councilmember Courtney Johnson tells him. Former councilmember Zach Young is in the foreground. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Even a landslide doesn’t equal a mandate

By: - September 18, 2023

Mayor-elect Freddie O’Connell won in a landslide last Thursday.   He secured nearly two-thirds of the vote against a quality candidate, Alice Rolli. He ran an impressive campaign from start to finish and his speeches and response to countless questions showed what he wanted to accomplish as mayor, while demonstrating a deep understanding of our city. […]