Sunday, August 19, 2001

WHY IS THIS MAN RUNNING?

A would-be frontrunner puts his best foot forward.

Posted By on Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 4:00 AM


The Shelby County mayoral candidate whom most observers see as the frontrunner in the Democratic field so far, Bartlett banker Harold Byrd, led a group of supporters on a run through Binghampton Saturday morning.

The run started at Lester Community Center and made stops at the neighborhood's Habitat for Humanity houses and at East High School. Among the Byrd supporters on hand were ex-University of Memphis basketballer Billy Smith and Memphis school board member Sara Lewis.

Byrd's two declared Democratic opponents so far are State Senator Jim Kyle and State Representative Carol Chumney. Shelby County Public Defender A C Wharton could also enter the race, altering the picture significantly. -- JACKSON BAKER

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