General Sessions Court Clerk’s race in shadow of presidential primaries

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 12, 2024 6:15 AM CT | Published: February 12, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The incumbent’s attendance record and the backlog of criminal court cases are issues in the race in the four-way Democratic primary for General Sessions court clerk. The winner of the Republican primary was decided at the filing deadline last year.


2024 elections General Sessions Court Clerk Joe Brown Tami Sawyer Shelandra Ford Rheunte Benson Subscriber Only

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Bill Dries

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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