Marrero's Easy Win Gives Her a Cushion for March 13 

State Representative Beverly Marrero will soon be state Senator Beverly Marrero after a bigger-than-expected win last Thursday in the special Democratic Primary election for District 30 -- where, if she defeats Republican Larry Parrish in March, she will succeed (from left)former District 30 senator (now congressman) Steve Cohen and current interim senator Shea Flinn

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.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Getting Out the Vote

      As Labor Day approaches, both local parties get ready for an expected bump in attention to the presidential race.
    • Shelby Democrats Make Do on GOTV

      Local parfy members and Clinton supporters work to transcend the temporary absence of an official organization.

Blogs

Music Blog

Reigning Sound Rule Gonerfest Thursday Night

News Blog

The Pink Heat Debunked

Fly On The Wall Blog

Marsha Blackburn Tries Out New Supervillain Catchphrase

Politics Beat Blog

Election 2016: Of Millennials and Dead Voters

Music Blog

Weekend Roundup 81: Gonerfest 13, The Cult, Slayer

Intermission Impossible

Monarchy in the UK: Charles III Rules Playhouse on the Square

Intermission Impossible

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Closes this Weekend

News Blog

Memphis Police Used Social Media Tracking Software

Intermission Impossible

Baseball Lives Matter: Mr. Rickey Cuts a Deal at Hattiloo

Hungry Memphis

A Visit to Zaka Bowl

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Jackson Baker

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation