CEO Quincy McKnight Announces Nashville Mayoral Run

Quincy J. McKnight, CEO and Candidate for Congress

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Quincy J. McKnight, Founder and CEO of local fintech company, Covenant Pay, announced his withdrawal from the race to succeed Jim Cooper as the U.S. Congress representative from Tennessee’s 5th District, saying instead that he will run for Mayor of Nashville. His statement follows.

After much prayer, consideration, and consultation with my close advisors, I have decided I can best serve the people of Nashville as the tenth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Many leaders, residents, and business owners of Nashville have told me they are excited for my decision to represent all the citizens of this great city. Because of this decision, I am officially withdrawing my candidacy for Congress effective today and will be supporting my friend, Morgan Ortagus, for Congress in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District. Morgan embodies the Nashville culture and is an excellent representative of the diversity of the district she would serve. She is dedicated to her family and her country, even actively serving in the US Navy Reserves. For these reasons and many others, I am encouraging those who supported me to support her bid to make a difference for the folks of Nashville in Washington. I would like to thank all of those who have supported my journey. Whether within our city, our state, or across this great country, the support has been overwhelming and I continue to be humbled and appreciative. It is time now for us to move Nashville forward and ‘be a voice, not an echo’. My request: continue with me on this journey and support me as the next mayor of Nashville, Tennessee.

CEO Quincy J. McKnight

About Covenant Pay

Covenant Pay believes every business deserves a payments solution built just for them; their dedication to innovation and inclusion means Covenant Pay’s clients and partners enjoy unmatched visibility, control, and efficiency when managing their capital flows, risk, and customer relationships. Covenant Pay’s extensive network of banking, hardware, software, and services relationships allows their merchants to accept payments of any type, anywhere. Covenant Pay believes payments, partners, and people are stronger together.