Shelby Democrats Reorganize on Saturday 

Shelby County Democrats, whose reorganization process began earlier this month amid power struggles and procedural controversies, will meet on Saturday to elect a new executive committee and chairman.

The meeting was scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. at Airways Middle School, with the delegates and alternates elected earlier this month required to register between 12 noon and 1 p.m.

One of two chairmanship candidates, Jay Bailey and Van Turner, will be elected by a newly configured party executive committee, which must be elected first. But the selection of committee members, always a contentious issue among Democrats, will be doubly so on Saturday.

Partisans of Bailey are insisting that the delegates and alternates must expand the committee according to a formula which they maintain has now been mandated by the state Democratic executive committee.

Turner's supporters dispute this, citing the rejection of that formula at a meeting of the local party's existing executive committee earlier this month.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Blogs

Intermission Impossible

Muslims, Jews, and Shakespeare: Rhodes Hosts a Timely Symposium

Exhibit M

Resources for Artists

Beyond the Arc

Beyond the Arc Podcast #70: Grading the Grizzlies

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Infinity Stairs

Tiger Blue

Memphis Tiger Super Sophs

Intermission Impossible

Blood & Ballet: Dance Two Ways

Exhibit M

Make Art Great Again

ADVERTISEMENT

More by Jackson Baker

Readers also liked…

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2017

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