Friday, August 12, 2022

Politics

Democratic State Rep. Torrey Harris of Memphis faces charges of misdemeanor assault and felony theft following his arrest on Sunday. He is accused of assaulting an ex-boyfriend. Harris was elected to Tennessee’s House of Representatives in 2020, where he was...
A coalition of women’s groups will hold a news conference and a nonpartisan “Women Vote Early” rally Saturday (July 23) to encourage women to vote in the Aug. 4 elections. Women Vote Early is led by the National Coalition of...
In 2018, there were over 50,000 voters registered in School Board District 6, which takes in ZIP Codes 38109 and 38116. But less than 14,000 people actually voted. “That’s less than 30 percent of registered voters,” point out the Rev....
Will Richardson and his supporters believe the District 86 Tennessee House of Representatives seat needs a vibrant infusion of new ideas. Backers of incumbent Rep. Barbara Cooper maintain that House relationships built by Cooper across the aisle are invaluable...
Taking his text from the “Book of Elections,” Shelby County Election Commissioner Bennie Smith told those attending a recent district attorney candidate forum at Saint Andrew A.M.E. Church that passion was no substitute for preparation when it gets down...
With Election Day on Aug. 4 and early voting set to begin on July 15, the candidates for Shelby County District Attorney General each think the other is a seriously bad choice for the job. Incumbent Amy Weirich, the GOP...
An already contentious race sizzled this week as Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich pushed back on scathing criticism for opening her campaign headquarters in Germantown on Monday (May 16). Detractors blasted Weirich as an “out of touch” incumbent at...
On an Election Day that drew sparse voter turnout, incumbent Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris handily defeated his Democratic primary opponent Ken Moody on Tuesday (May 3).  The win sets the table for the Aug. 4 county general election, when...
Cloaking himself as a Democratic reform candidate, attorney Steve Mulroy’s pitch resonated with enough voters to secure the party’s nomination for Shelby County District Attorney General. Mulroy distanced himself from two contenders – lawyers Janika White and Linda Harris –...
The backdrop in the Democratic Primary for Shelby County District Attorney General includes the argument made by some that a higher level of racial sensitivity would improve the likelihood of substantive change in the office’s effectiveness in response to...