Re-elect Glenn Funk Our District Attorney

Meet Glenn Funk

District Attorney Glenn Funk standing near a window.

Photo credit: John Partipilo

After practicing law for 29 years, Glenn Funk was elected in 2014 to be our Davidson County District Attorney. He is running for reelection in the 2022 Democratic Primary.

 

Under his leadership, the office has earned a reputation for fairness and equal treatment. Funk is helping restore public confidence in the criminal justice system by effectively prosecuting violent crime while focusing on treatment and rehabilitation for low-level, nonviolent offenders. By directing his team to prioritize cases involving violence, he’s helping make Nashville a safer place to live and work.

 

By reducing the rate of incarceration for petty crimes, Metro Nashville taxpayers are saving over $45 million a year in incarceration costs. Even more importantly, we’re giving young people an opportunity to learn from their mistakes and the support they need to improve their lives. 

 

Funk has improved minority representation among the 70 Assistant District Attorneys serving Nashville. Under his leadership, the percentage of prosecutors of color has grown from 3% to 28%, so the office better reflects the diverse community we’re here to serve.

He has made the prosecution of domestic violence cases a top priority. By improving support services for victims, Funk and his team have been able to build stronger cases and carry them through to conviction. Intervention services save lives, increase accountability for domestic violence offenders, and improve the quality of life and health of Nashville families.

 

Glenn Funk and his wife, Lori, have three children and are members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Funk has shown his dedication to our community by serving on the board of the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee, Nashville Children’s Alliance, the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee, the Optimist Club, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Leadership Council, Arc of Davidson County & Greater Nashville that serves people with disabilities, and Dismas House which provides support for the formerly incarcerated. He graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University and received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi.

 

District Attorney Glenn Funk and Lori Funk with their dog Joe.

Photo credit: John Partipilo