Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Byrd Announces Run for Shelby County Mayor

Posted By on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 3:10 PM

Bartlett Bank president Harold Byrd announced Tuesday that, as long expected, he will be a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary for the office of Shelby County mayor. Among the other Democratic candidates will be county commissioner Deidre Malone, who has scheduled a formal announcement for this week also.

click to enlarge pic_a_meet_harold.jpg

Byrd, a well-known University of Memphis booster and former state representative from Bartlett, has also run for the 7th District congressional seat and launched a race for county mayor in 2002 before deciding to withdraw.

A list of Byrd supporters circulated by email on Tuesday encompassed a wide range of influential people in Shelby County — running from civil rights luminaries Maxine and Vasco Smith to former county mayor Bill Morris to former MLGW head Larry Papasan to C.M.E. Bishop William N. Graves.

Another Byrd backer, longtime political broker Sidney Chism, is a commission colleague of Malone, who no doubt will unveil her own lengthy list of supporters.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.


Favorite

Comments (12)

Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-12 of 12

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Myron Lowery for City Council (Again)?

      After Cohen and Harris dis the current Council, the former Councilman teases the idea of a return at the annual New Year’s prayer breakfast, presided over this year by son Mickell, a County Commissioner.

Speaking of School Consolidation

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • Cohen Tells It!

    In which Memphis’ Democratic congressman Steve Cohen, addressing an apparent GOP effort to muddy the waters on the Russian inquiry, not only takes no crap but gives it back where it came from. This is worth watching from beginning to end -- even for those who might disagree on the politics of the matter.
    • Jul 26, 2017
  • Shade in Shelby County: A Guest Viewpoint

    Appraising what he sees as a racially based appeal, a U of M Law professor questions the bona fides of a campaign mailer from mayoral candidate David Lenoir about his opponent, Lee Harris.
    • Jul 31, 2018
  • Cohen to Introduce Articles of Impeachment against Trump

    Ranking member of House Judiciary subcommittee, says, apropos Charlottesville and Trump's apparent defense of the white nationalist fomentors there: "There are no good Nazis. There are no good Klansmen."
    • Aug 17, 2017

Most Commented On

ADVERTISEMENT
© 1996-2019

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