Glenn Funk takes early steps to run for DA

Former prosecutor known for representing Young Buck looks at run to replace Torry Johnson

Glenn Funk, a veteran local attorney perhaps best known for defending rapper Young Buck, has taken the initial steps to run for Davidson County District Attorney.

Funk told the Post he has appointed a treasurer and begun fundraising. He also has picked up a petition to run and expects "to make an announcement on [his] candidacy early next week."

Funk, who has been an attorney since 1985, represented Nashville rapper Young Buck as he faced federal weapons charges a few years ago. Funk was a prosecutor in the Nashville DA's office between 1986 to 1989 and since then has, on occasion, been asked to served as a special prosecutor in cases where district attorneys have had a conflict of interest — including in an evidence-tampering case that shook the Williamson County DA's office. After completing law school at Ole Miss, he was also an assistant public defender in Shelby County.

Long-time district attorney Torry Johnson announced last week he would not seek re-election and endorsed ADA Rob McGuire as his replacement.