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City of BelmontCandidate for City Council

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Tom McCune

Appointed Incumbent
6,336 votes (27.49%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Improve the durability and safety of city infrastructure. (Streets, Storm Drains, Sewers.)
  • Assure financial stability for the city government, our citizens, and our businesses.
  • Respect for all and tolerance for our differences.



Profession:Architect and Planner.
Chief Financial Officer & Sr. Consultant, Kobalt Brands, Inc d/b/a "Kraido" (2010–current)
City Councilmember, City of Belmont — Appointed position (2019–current)
Planning Commissioner (and Chair), City of Belmont Planning Commission — Appointed position (2015–2019)
Finance Commissioner, City of Belmont Finance Commission — Appointed position (2012–2015)
Managing Director, NELSON Interior Design and Space Planning Inc (2006–2011)
CEO & Sr. Consultant, A E Pragmatics, Inc. (1998–2006)
Senior Vice President, HOK (Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Inc.) (1997–1998)
VP, Property Services and Development, Tennessee Valley Authority (1992–1997)
Vice President, Property Services and Development, Tennessee Valley Authority — Appointed position (1992–1997)
Chairman, City of Lawrence, Kansas, Minimum Structures Board — Appointed position (1982–1985)


Vanderbilt University MBA, Finance, Strategy, and Operations (1995)
University of Kansas BS, Engineering (1977)
University of Kansas B. Architecture, Architecture and City Planning (1976)


I served on the Belmont City Finance Commission from 2012 through 2015 and the Planning Commission from 2015 through 2019, at which time I was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the City Council.  I also served as treasurer for the Measure I campaign that provides funding to fix our aging streets and infrastructure.  Before moving to Belmont, I worked for the federal government at the Tennessee Valley Authority where I managed nearly 200,000 acres of public land and open space plus buildings and laboratories.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • State Sen. Jerry Hill
  • State Rep. Kevin Mullin
  • All of my current Belmont City Council colleagues

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I believe government at all levels is a "balancing act."  We have multiple responsibilities to multiple constituencies.   While there are never enough resources to give everyone everything they want, we must listen to everyone, consider their positions, and make the most effective use of resources.  We must have respect for everyone and be tolerant of our differences.

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