Monday, September 28, 2009

Regina Morrison-Newman is Interim County Trustee

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Regina Morrison-Newman takes the oath as husband Bob Newman looks on.
  • JB
  • Regina Morrison-Newman takes the oath as husband Bob Newman looks on.


On the third ballot Monday, former assistant city treasurer and longtime Democratic activist Regina Morrison-Newman was elected by the county commission as interim Shelby County Trustee to succeed the late Paul Mattila.

Morrison-Newman, who also served as assistant commissioner of revenue for former governor Ned McWherter, won out over two rivals, fellow Democrat Robert Grandberry and longtime deputy Trustee Debra Gates, who had Republican support.

Given the Democrats’ current 8-5 majority on the commission, it was a reasonable certainty that one of the two leading Democrats would win, and when Mike Ritz, one of the most dyed-in-the-wool Republicans on the commission, cast his vote for Morrison-
Newman on the first ballot, it was a fairly good indicator that Monday was her day.

Gates was eliminated on the second ballot as Morrison-Newman continued to gain, and she finished the third and final ballot with a convincing 10-3 margin over Grandberry.

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

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
    • Hundreds Rally to Save Mueller Inquiry

      Masses of Memphians brave the cold to sound a warning to Trump after Sessions firing and Whitaker hiring: "Hands off the Russian investigation! Justice will be served!"
    • Election 2018: Winners, Losers, and Close Calls

      Locally, the blue wave still had power, though most Democratic challengers to incumbent Republicans fell short; statewide, the red wall remained stout in wins by Lee and Blackburn; the Council's referenda all go down to defeat. (ORIGINAL ARTICLE RESTORED.)
    • "Sham" or Shaming?

      A bare-bones forum at Lakeland gets even leaner as one candidate answers an uncomfortable question by making a bee-line out the door.

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
  • Councilman Calls for Local Control, Wants Confederate Monuments Removed

    District 1's Bill Morrison challenges state law, says Memphians should have "right and power" over public monuments.
    • Aug 16, 2017
  • 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
© 1996-2018

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