Sawyer blazes five-year path from protest to mayor’s race

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2019 12:04 PM CT | Published: August 19, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Memphis Mayoral contender and Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer is mounting a complex challenge of incumbent mayor Jim Strickland. The challenge combines promises of disruption with national issues as Sawyer seeks to fuse activism with electoral politics.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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