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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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