Council contenders sign progress pledge, Conrad and Ford come out against sales tax hike

By , Daily Memphian Published: September 11, 2019 4:00 AM CT

The "Pledge for Progress" is a promise on the priorities five council contenders would have if elected to the body, including a possible change to 13 single-member districts. Meanwhile, council Chairman Kemp Conrad and county commissioner Edmund Ford Jr. are the first public opponents of the sales tax hike ballot question on the Oct. 3 ballot.

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2019 Memphis Elections Edmund Ford Jr. Kemp Conrad Sales Tax Referendum Super District
Bill Dries

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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