Mayor Ben Newman

McMinnvilleAlderman-4151 Newman-min
Office Phone: 931.473.1200

Mayor Ben Newman was elected to his first term to serve on the Board of Mayor and Aldermen as an alderman in 2012 where he was then elected Vice-Mayor in 2014 and re-elected to this distinction in 2016.  Mr. Newman previously served as the Chairman of the Parks & Recreation Committee and was a member of the Finance and Streets & Sanitation Committees. 

Mr. Newman became Mayor of the City of McMinnville pursuant to the City Charter in September of 2018 when then Mayor Jimmy Haley was elected and sworn in as County Executive for Warren County, TN. 

Mr. Newman joined the Law Offices of Galligan & Newman in 2009 concentrating in areas such as commercial litigation, contract law, estates, Workers’ Compensation, criminal defense, domestic law, and public utility representation.  Mr. Newman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2002).  He also holds a Juris Doctor he obtained from the University of Memphis, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (2009) where Mr. Newman was the Student Body Executive Officer and placed second in the law school’s prestigious mock trial competition.  Admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2010 he is a member of the Warren County and Tennessee Bar Associations.  Mr. Newman is also a board member of the WCTE (Cookeville PBS affiliate) Advisory Board. He has attended the TAM Tennessee Workers’ Comp conference in Franklin, Tennessee, NITA Deposition Skills Training in Boston, Massachusetts, MTAS Elected Officials Academy, Tennessee Association of Utility Districts annual business convention and other various legal and civic education training.   When not practicing law, he is an avid outdoorsman participating in activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping, canoeing, kayaking, small game hunting, and farming.   

 Mr. Newman is one of few who have hiked the entire 2,178 mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Raised in McMinnville, Mr. Newman grew up working on the family farm and continues in that tradition as owner of Edley’s Farms.  He mostly enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, Ashley, their lovely daughter, and rambunctious son.