Megan Barry, Jeff Yarbro, Lamar Alexander winners in 'Post' straw poll

Metro councilwoman at-large Megan Barry was the overwhelming winner of the straw poll at Monday's Lawmakers & Groundbreakers event hosted by the Nashville Post.

A packed house of about 150 at Cabana — check out the slideshow here — gathered to honor former councilwoman Betty Nixon and education power couple Randy Dowell and Shani Jackson Dowell. Attendees also participated in the Post's straw poll of three high-profile races: Nashville mayor, state senate district 21 and U.S. Senate.

The state and U.S. Senate races included declared candidates while the mayor's race included a range of declared, interested and possible candidates. Here are the results (by percentage of vote):

Nashville Mayor

Megan Barry 71
David Fox 7
Diane Neighbors 5
Greg Hinote 4
Stuart Brunson 3
Bill Freeman 3
Stuart McWhorter 2
Jerry Maynard 2
Jeremy Kane 2
Ronnie Steine 1


State Senate District 21

Jeff Yarbro 54
Mary Mancini 29
Jason Holleman 17


U.S. Senate

Lamar Alexander 78
Joe Carr 22