Marrero had 2,810 votes to 925 for former city attorney Spence, winning 73 percent to 24 percent. Spence, a highly touted candidate for the Memphis school board in 2004, has now suffered two successive electoral defeats.
The ease of Marrero's victory seemed all the more impressive, given Spence's extensive use of advertising media, including bus-stop signs and billboards.A significant force for Marrero was the Get-Out-the-Vote effort organized for her by longtime Democratic activist David Upton.
Though some residue of bitterness remains in party ranks after the primary, the mathematics of the outcome would seem to give Marrero a healthy cushion and to minimize the chances of an upset by the GOP's Parrish in the general election of March 13.
It's always something, as Roseanne Rosannadana would say. A new zoning dustup involving mystery man/developer William Thomas has prompted city council demands for review of the zoning regulations of the Office of Planning and Development. ...
District 89 state representative Beverly Marrero, who is one of two Democrats hoping to succeed congressman-elect Steve Cohen as District 30 state senator, got a New Year's Day blessing Monday, when the former senator acknowledged he intended to endorse her candidacy. Marrero's primary opponent is former city attorney Robert Spence.