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The only countywide race on the Aug. 1 ballot will mean a change in the administrator and records keeper for the state’s largest court system.

The change in the General Sessions Court clerk’s office comes at a time when the local criminal justice system is under greater scrutiny. General Sessions Court has civil and criminal divisions.

The clerk’s race is a contest between Democratic nominee Tami Sawyer and Republican nominee Lisa Arnold.

 
The race for General Sessions Court clerk and why it’s important
 
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Lisa Arnold (left) and Tami Sawyer are running for General Session Court clerk. (The Daily Memphian files)
 

Lisa Arnold (left) and Tami Sawyer are running for General Session Court clerk. (The Daily Memphian files)

Lisa Arnold and Tami Sawyer are the candidates in the only countywide race on the Aug. 1 ballot. The election will mean a change in the administrator and records keeper for the state’s largest court system.

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