Stewart Clifton is an attorney and government relations specialist for Tennessee nonprofits. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School. Stewart worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society and as staff attorney and then executive director of the TN Alliance for Legal Services.
He has worked for over three decades for nonprofits concerned with state and local public policy. Current clients include the YW, TN Alliance for Legal Services, Alzheimer’s TN, TN Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, TN Conservation Voters, Center for Nonprofit Management, TN Association for the Education of Young Children and the League of Women Voters of TN.
He is a trustee of the Baptist Healing Trust and a volunteer board member of United Ways of Tennessee. He is a member and past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Government Affairs Committee.
He served from 1987-1999 on the Metro Council and since 2000 has served as a Metro Planning Commissioner. In 1999 he chaired the Purcell for Mayor campaign.
He is married to Louise Clifton, a retired Metro Schools librarian who is now a community volunteer. They have lived in the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood since they married in 1977. They are active members of Glendale Baptist Church, an “Alliance of Baptists” congregation.
Their children are Jeff and Phillip, both of whom live in Nashville.