John Ford’s candidacy for general sessions court clerk is a no-go, state officials say

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 20, 2019 6:14 PM CT | Published: November 20, 2019 6:14 PM CT

Convicted felon and former state senator John Ford has filed a petition to run for Shelby County General Sessions Court Clerk, but state officials say a judge's order concerning his bribery conviction while in office bars him from running.


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Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore

Linda A. Moore covers education, South Memphis and Whitehaven. A native of South Memphis, Linda has covered news in Memphis and Shelby County for more than 20 years and was formerly a reporter with The Commercial Appeal.


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