Opening day of filing period brings out 34 city office-seekers

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 20, 2019 6:44 PM CT | Published: May 20, 2019 6:44 PM CT

Monday was the first day for contenders on the October ballot to pull qualifying petitions, and 34 hopefuls began gathering signatures on opening day. They have until July 18 to get on the ballot, led by what promises to be a spirited race for Memphis mayor.


2019 elections Jim Strickland Mayor's Race Tami Sawyer Willie Herenton

Bill Dries on demand

Never miss an article. Sign up to receive Bill Dries' stories as they’re published.

Enter your e-mail address

Bill Dries

Bill Dries

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


Want to comment on our stories? Or read the comments of others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only subscribers can view or add comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here