Power + Politics

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Chief Deputy Floyd Bonner has noticed a major uptick in crime, especially among juveniles and young adults in Shelby County, he said in a recent interview with The New Tri-State Defender. The increased involvement of juveniles in crime will be a major challenge for the next Shelby County Sheriff,...
It is an office that runs on paperwork and affects a large number of the juveniles who come from broken homes and who get into legal trouble in Shelby County. That makes the clerk of the Juvenile Court of Memphis and Shelby County one of the most important positions...
Four candidates – three Democrats and a lone Republican – are asking voters in the Shelby County Board of Commissioners’ District 7 for support in clearing the first election hurdle to representing the district contained within ZIP code 38108. The Democratic Primary is contested territory for Eric Dunn, Stephanie Gatewood...
As election season heats up in municipal, county, state and national elections, you need good information to make the best choice at the polls. That’s why we’ve created “Power & Politics” as a home for candidates’ surveys at TSDMemphis.com! Leading our political coverage is veteran journalist John Semien. But you’ll...
More than four million 17-year-olds will turn 18 prior to the 2018 midterm elections. The new voters’ block has the potential to become one of the most powerful electoral players before 2022. Pressuring elected officials to pass gun-control legislation is a leading issue. During last month’s March for Our Lives...
Candidate: Dale Lane Candidate for: Sheriff Birthplace: Memphis Marital Status: Married Children: 3 Educational Background: Masters High School: Memphis College: Crichton College Party Affiliation:Republican Campaign Website: www.dalelaneforsheriff.com Campaign Phone: 901-301-8088 Current Occupation: Director Shelby County Office of Preparedness Brief Background: The most important thing in my life is my relationship with Christ. That relationship requires that I love HIM with all my heart and love my neighbor as myself. The second most important...
Candidate: Heidi Kuhn Candidate for: Criminal Court Clerk Birthplace: Colorado Marital Status: Married Children: 4 Educational Background: Masters High School: Mitchell High School College: University of New Mexico and Christian Brothers University Party Affiliation: Democrat Campaign Website: https://m.facebook.com/Heidi-Kuhn-for-Criminal-Court-Clerk-150961399026523/ Campaign Phone: 9015980175 Current Occupation: Special Assistant and Strategist to the Sheriff Brief Background: I have 17 plus years working for Shelby County Government with a focus on Criminal Justice, working with victims of crime, their...
Candidate: Wanda Halbert Candidate for: County Clerk Birthplace: Memphis Marital Status:  Children: 2 Educational Background:  High School: Kirby High School College: State Tech, Bethel College, University of Memphis Party Affiliation:Democrat Campaign Website: www.wandahalbert.com Campaign Phone: 901-690-7533 Current Occupation: Business Owner, Highland Heights Maintenance & Cleaning Brief Background: The second African American woman in the history of the City of Memphis to be elected to a city-wide office, Halbert was elected to...