What’s in a name? If it’s ‘clerk,’ it can be a tough race to sell

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 13, 2020 11:51 AM CT | Published: February 13, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. decided last year he would not seek re-election. Within days of his announcement, the field of contenders began to declare. By the filing deadline 17 candidates made the ballot.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

General Sessions Court Clerk Ed Stanton Jr. decided last year he would not seek re-election. Within days of his announcement, the field of contenders began to declare. By the filing deadline 17 candidates made the ballot. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

The March primaries, which lead to the only general election for a countywide position this election year, is the latest skirmish between two factions – those who work in the clerk's offices and those who don't but who have name recognition from other races.

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2020 Election General Sessions Court Clerk Chris Tutor Reginald Milton
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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