V-Squared has the scoop on Charlie Tygard's latest patronage peccadillo with a non-profit organization to aid his campaign for one of five empty at-Large council seats. This time, Mr. Tygard's brother, who is President of West Nashville Sport League Inc., sent out an e-mail to dues-paying league parents encouraging them to vote for Mr. Tygard on August 2. He also promised to provide recommendations in the future for voting for specific Mayoral candidates. Some league parents are steaming mad about the e-mail.
As V-Squared's AC Kleinheider points out, the Sport League is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Hence, it is not allowed to endorse specific candidates as was done by Mr. Tygard's brother. ACK has the brother's interesting response when he asked him to comment on that violation.
Mr. Tygard has already been airing a commercial that suggests that a Habitat for Humanity (also a not-for-profit) beneficiary of Metro Funds that he procured is endorsing him.