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Welcome to my campaign website!

Thank you for seeking out information about me.

I think it is important to make informed choices when voting. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns., phone 615-828-3399. I stay pretty busy, so if you call me, please leave a message and if you don't hear back from me, call or write back in case I somehow didn't get your message the first time. I will respond to my constituents. I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! I CARE ABOUT YOU AND WHAT YOU THINK AND FEEL AND HOW YOU ARE AFFECTED BY THE STATUS QUO! I am "Determined to make a difference!" I want to help make District 30 and Metro Nashville an even greater place to live and work and raise a family.



--If you want someone on the council who is honest, transparent, and responsive.

--If you want someone on the council whose "agenda" is to be the voice of the constituents and promote their best interests.

--If you want someone on the council who is fiscally conservative and hates wasting other people's money even worse than they hate wasting their own, and will vote to raise taxes only when absolutely necessary. 

--If you want someone who is open minded, humble, and looks at issues from all sides before making important decisions. I am NOT a "know it all" and I will change my position when new information is presented that supports a change. And I will share that information freely with my constituents.

--If you want someone who will put the needs of others ahead of their own desires.

--If you want someone who is an outsider, not a "politician". I am probably one of the most "reluctant politicians" EVER. But I stepped up when no other conservative would. We need options, and "conservatives" and "moderates" need to know that I am on the ballot because I wanted them to be able to vote for someone like them. 

--If you want someone who is solution-focused, who looks for common ground and who will compromise when appropriate, and who will communicate with and solicit feedback and ideas from the constituents so that I can involve them in the decision process and keep them informed.

--If you are a Constitution-lover and want someone in office who promotes liberty and justice and the common good.

--If you think it doesn't matter who you vote for. If you think "all politicians are the same"...let me show you how different I am and what a difference I can make that will affect you in a positive way. I am the underdog in this race. I need as many votes I can get to win, and the ambivalent or uninformed voter's vote counts as much as anyone else's. I may not be any better than the other candidates, but I am not any worse.

Why not cast your vote for me?


--If you want to maintain the status quo. I have shown myself to be a warrior for truth, liberty, and justice (not to be confused with "Social Justice Warrior"). I know what we have in place and the way things have been done is hurting a lot of people. It is my intention to promote positive changes and I know it will be an uphill battle, but I don't think anyone will fight harder to right wrongs and find creative and practical solutions to thorny problems than I will.  

--If you think certain individuals or groups need special treatment. I believe we all have the same rights and I support and defend the Constitution. I'm a mother and I know you can't make everybody happy all the time, but I know you can always be fair. We ALL need to be treated fairly and that is a goal of mine as Councilman. It is a way of life for me as an American.

--If you think "endorsements" of groups and organizations that lobby legislators to promote their interests make a candidate better qualified. I didn't even bother responding to most invitations for "endorsements" after learning that some of these groups pay money after questioning candidates to see which one is most likely to promote their agenda. I would not even want to give the impression that I would pander or curry favor. I promote liberty and justice for all, and don't feel beholden to people who help me get elected, though I am appreciative. 

--If you think Nashville should be a "sanctuary city." I believe "cutting line" is unfair, but I also believe not helping people who are in need is wrong. We live on a very rich earth and there is enough to meet all our needs. We need to do things "decently and in order" because it is the best way to promote the rights and interests of the greatest number of people. I have a heart of compassion. I have suffered hardships and have sought out the help of others. We all need somebody to help us in some way or at some time. I do not think making Nashville a "sanctuary city" is the best way to solve anyone's problems.

--If you want the government taking a bigger role in controlling the way we live our lives.  I like to be free to make my own decisions in my private life. I will defend other people's rights long as they are not exercising them in a way that infringes upon other people's rights.

--If you think "years of experience" in politics and "name recognition" are the most important reasons to vote for someone. I have 53 years of experience in LIFE and decades of preparation to serve others, including serving in public office. I have done my work mostly "behind the scenes" for years. 

--If you think you need a college degree in order to qualify to be a "citizen legislator" or a voice for the people. I value education and I am a "lifelong learner" and I am not ashamed, and I do not feel inferior in any way, because I do not have a college degree. I think “on the job training” is often the most beneficial.

--If you think we need to tear down the "old" to make way for the "new," or that growing "bigger" equals growing "better." I want to find the healthy balance that I know this city needs and can have if the Nashville residents are made the priority they deserve to be.

I appreciate your support and your vote July 12-27, 2019 or on August 1, 2019! Together we can make our great city even greater!



Note-- I have been in a custody battle for 5 years and there are a lot of false allegations being made about me. If you have questions or concerns or are just curious about what the truth is, just ask. I am as transparent as glass. It is interesting to me to see how quickly people latch on to and repeat gossip. I have put my whole court case online as it has played out. Anybody who thinks parents have to do something "really bad" to be 100% cut off from their children need to look at my case. Liberty and Justice are sold to the highest bidder and the biggest liar wins. That is the status quo I have been working to put an end to for years. I am for truth, liberty, justice, accountability and transparency. I will fight for what is right as a Councilman just as hard as I fight as a Mother. 

June 11, 2018--Well, I am still trying to figure out this website. Looks like I lost my "about me page", so here is my bio

About Lydia

I am a Christian, a Mother of three wonderful children (Callie Hubbell, Noah Hubbell, and Dilara Gider), and a native Tennessean. I have lived in my house in District 30 for 16 years, and have lived in Antioch for the past 18 years. 

I am the daughter of a preacher and a schoolteacher and there were six children in our family, so money was pretty tight, but I grew up watching my parents give and do what they could to help others. I have a privileged childhood in so many ways. My parents were married to each other and we all lived under the same roof. I had close bonds with extended family and I always felt loved. I think I took so many simple things for granted, like being raised in a two-parent, Christian home full of books and music and art.

My father is also a Viet Nam veteran and he is retired from the Army Reserves. I have a brother who is currently serving as a Chaplain in the Army Reserves, just as my father did, and another brother and my sister also served in the military, and all spent time in combat zones. I love my country and I love my city. I support and defend the Constitution at every opportunity, and I encourage others to, as well.

I married my high-school sweetheart and even though we divorced when our two children were quite young, we co-parented and our children thrived. I believe in marriage and I believe that children do best when they have healthy relationships with a mother and a father who are married and who live under one roof with their children. I have remained single since my divorce 17 or so years ago, and I am "happily single."

My youngest daughter, Dilara,  was born out of wedlock when I was 42 years old. It was a humbling experience and I find myself to be a lot less judgemental than I was when I was younger. I am as pro-life as they come, but my experience with an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy broadened my perspective and made me a lot more compassionate towards people who are misled into believing that choosing to terminate a pregnancy is a choice they should make.

My chosen career was that of "Homemaker," and I believe there is no higher calling. Although my marriage failed, our parenting relationship did not. Before I had children, my educational and professional background was primarily in the field of Early Childhood education.

I have worshiped at Woodland Hills Church of Christ for 18 years. I have been a Girl Scout Leader and a Cub Scout leader. I have spent the past 5 years or so in the Judicial Accountability Movement and I work with the Family Forward Project and the Family Forward Foundation to improve the child welfare system. I am a member of The 917 Society and I believe that our children are our future and our hope and without strong families and children, we can't have a strong country.

I enjoy cooking, gardening, playing my ukulele and singing, and being as self-sufficient as I can. I am quite frugal and I do my own car repairs whenever I can. I am optimistic, solution-focused, outspoken, and I have the courage of my convictions. I treat other people the way I would like to be treated and I do good at every opportunity. I am honest and loyal and open-minded and I live to serve others.


June 10, 2019-Well, I have been the focus of a lot of negative attention (and some positive) by an "entire community" of people I love. I think the smartest people don't make negative assumptions about someone they don't know based on someone else's opinion or a headline. I have been through hell for several years and I have grown and changed so much because of my struggles. I am one of the most tolerant, open-minded, and loving people I know. This is my answer to the coverage I got for expressing my OPINION. I don't know why ANYONE would get so upset that someone has a different OPINION.

I am not someone who is hard to get to know. I am approachable and I really do care about people. I am not afraid for people to see the "real me" and I do not present myself one way in public and one way in private. I do not try to impress anyone. I want to help people who need and want my help.  I will not present myself in some way in order to make people like me. The people who want to like me will find plenty of things to like. The people who don't want to like me will find plenty of things to not like. 

I stand up for the rights of all and I will address concerns of my constituents. I know campaigning gets nasty sometimes, but not for me. I treat other people the way I want to be treated, and I think others should, too, but when they chose to be mean, I don't sink to their level and I pray for them. And their opinion of me does not diminish my opinion of myself. I seek to please God and love those who hurt me. We need to look for common ground, not for things we don't like about each other.  

May 29, 2019 -One thing I enjoy is playing my ukulele and singing. This is a video I made tonight, me just being me...I said I would be doing "virtual busking" for campaign contributions. I talk more at the end, sing more at the beginning. This is me:


I live in an awesome part of Nashville, wonderfully diverse and blessed to have beautiful parks, libraries, and houses of worship just minutes away from our homes.

As good as a city is, there are always areas for improvement. I believe we need "traffic calming" in our neighborhoods, and I think the best deterrent against people driving too fast and recklessly on our streets is to have police stationed in particularly troublesome areas to remind people to follow the speed limits. Nashville has far too few police officers and I intend to address that problem, as well as to ensure that our public schools are fully funded.

I very much appreciate our police, fire departments, and teachers and the important work they do for us. 

I have spent 5 years being involved in the court system in Davidson County, particularly Juvenile Court and I see many ways our children and families are being failed. I have some ideas for making dramatic, positive changes that will save money and will benefit our families. It truly is easier and better to raise strong children than it is to repair broken adults. 

We have a very rich and blessed city with  lots of  wonderful organizations made up of dedicated people who are making a tremendous difference in ways that the government can't. I think we need to do more to support these organizations.

We can't just look to our teachers to instruct our children. It is primarily the responsibility of the family to teach children to have a good work ethic, to be honest and kind and to serve others, and to be patient and self-controlled.

We need to ensure that families have supports in place to make sure that the children are getting what they need to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, and what they need most is LOVE and TIME and ATTENTION. 

We can't look to the government alone to address social problems. We can't look to the schools, alone, to ensure that our children are well-prepared to support themselves financially and to be able to enjoy healthy relationships and be good husbands and wives and parents.

I believe that if we do a better job of meeting the needs of children and families, we will see quality of life improving every year and we will see less mental illness, homelessness, domestic violence, crime, and substance abuse, and we will also see better educational outcomes for our children and youth.

I believe in "small government", low taxes, and truth, liberty and justice. I believe in self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, and healthy inter-dependency. 

I believe we begin to change the world in our own back yards. I think Nashville has suffered from a lot of poor decision-making in the past several years, , but I think we can get back on a better track and I think we may even be able to Save Our Fairgrounds and slow down the "growth" to a more healthy pace.

It is clear that we need more people on the council who are fiscally conservative and who know how to prioritize expenditures to put the money where it will benefit the most people and maintain our city as a great place to live, work, and raise families.

As a Councilman, I will be the voice of my constituents, and I will not show favoritism. We all have the same rights and I will be attentive and responsive and do the very best I can to promote the best interests of everyone. I am approachable and open-minded and I always want to hear all sides of an issue before I take a position. I know that I will not always be able to bring about the results that will make everyone happy all the time, but I don't believe anyone will be more committed to the well-being of their constituents than me.

I hope you will support me by contributing to my campaign in whatever way you are able. I do have a volunteer sign-up page set up and a page where you can make online contributions. And I am always eager to hear other people's thoughts on how to make our city even more awesome.


-Lydia Hubbell, "Determined to Make a Difference"

Honest, Solution-focused, Responsive




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