Strickland responds to Sawyer, saying mayor’s race ‘about results, not rhetoric’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 29, 2019 7:36 PM CT | Published: August 29, 2019 3:30 PM CT
<strong>During an appearance on &ldquo;Behind the Headlines,&rdquo; Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland defended himself from criticism that he should respond more to national issues as the elected leader of a city that is majority African American. &ldquo;If the public wanted me, or if I wanted, to address national issues, I would run for Congress. I&rsquo;m not running for Congress,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m trying to solve Memphis problems and serve Memphis better. ...&rdquo;</strong>&nbsp; (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

During an appearance on “Behind the Headlines,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland defended himself from criticism that he should respond more to national issues as the elected leader of a city that is majority African American. “If the public wanted me, or if I wanted, to address national issues, I would run for Congress. I’m not running for Congress,” he said. “I’m trying to solve Memphis problems and serve Memphis better. ...” (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

In a “Behind The Headlines” interview, Mayor Jim Strickland defended his record of racial equity. His comments were his most pointed about Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer of the campaign, covering several issues.

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2019 Memphis Elections Behind The Headlines Jim Strickland Tami Sawyer Willie Herenton
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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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