Monday, December 5, 2022

Politics

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...
A voters’ rights coalition promised a legal showdown in court if all early voting sites are not open on day one for the May 3 election. That scenario surfaced after the Shelby County Election Commission’s decision to limit early voting...
With the 2022 Democratic Primary now less than four months away, Ken Moody is taking a shot at convincing enough Shelby County voters that – as mayor – he can foster the unity needed for the county to move...
When Memphis City Councilman JB Smiley Jr. sees a problem, he’s often prompted to solve it.   It’s the reason the Memphis native said he’s now running for governor of Tennessee, and it’s in part the motivation behind his political career. At...
The Shelby County Commission is launching a new website to share with Shelby County residents proposed redistricting maps for consideration. The website – www.myshelbytndistricts.com – is available now for residents to review and comment on the maps and participate in...
Ken Moody, special assistant to Mayor Jim Strickland, took a day off to announce that he was “exploring” a run at the Shelby County Mayor’s office. Moody made his case for considering the run during a Midtown press conference on...
Tennessee State Sen. Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis) is the one to watch in Tennessee politics. At least, President Joe Biden thinks so. The 37-year-old Democrat made the cut in the prestigious ranks of the White House Fellows commission, the White House...