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The race for General Sessions Court clerk and why it’s important

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2024 7:50 AM CT | Published: July 09, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The only countywide race on the Aug. 1 ballot that begins with early voting Friday, July 12, will mean a change in the administrator and records keeper for the state’s largest court system.

The change in the General Sessions Court clerk’s office comes at a time when the local criminal justice system is under greater scrutiny. General Sessions Court has civil and criminal divisions.

The clerk’s race is a contest between Democratic nominee Tami Sawyer and Republican nominee Lisa Arnold.


2024 elections General Sessions Court Clerk Tami Sawyer Lisa Arnold

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


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