New opinion says Memphis mayoral candidates need not live in city

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 09, 2022 3:42 PM CT | Published: November 09, 2022 1:22 PM CT

Attorney Allan Wade — in a legal opinion from last week made public Wednesday, Nov. 9 — said a 1996 amendment to the city charter makes living in the city a qualification to hold the office, not run for the office.

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