Friday, December 18, 2015

Strickland Gathering No Moss on Governmental or Money Fronts

Fund-raisers in Memphis and Nashville augment his pre-mayoral preparations.

Posted By on Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 10:48 AM

Q: Why is this man smiling? A: Would't you be? - JB
  • JB
  • Q: Why is this man smiling? A: Would't you be?
Mayor-elect Jim Strickland is clearly no slouch when it comes to being prepared. On Wednesday Strickland, as noted by our Toby Sells,  convened the eight teams of his transition committee for a public meeting at the University of Memphis at which they unveiled their recommendations for his administration. Sample recommendation: Treat citizens like customers.


Strickland then went directly from that meeting to a big-ticket ($1,500) fund-raiser in his honor Wednesday evening at the home of Richard Smith, vice president of global trade services for FedEx and son of FedEx founder Fred Smith. Strickland finished his successful mayoral campaign, during which he raised some $600,000, in the black, but, as one associate put it, “he’ll never be any more popular than he is right now,” and he’s already getting organized for a reelection effort in 2019.


And make of this what you will: Back on September 15, Mayor A C Wharton, running for reelection against Strickland and others, went to Nashville for a $500-a-head fundraiser sponsored by a blue-chip donor list including , inter alia, former Mayor and Governor Phil Bredesen, then Mayor Karl Dean, and influential Democrats Charles Bone, and Charles Robert Bone. And on November 12 Wharton’s conqueror, Strickland, had a $500-a-head fundraiser in Nashville sponsored by a blue-chip list including,former Mayor and Governor Phil Bredesen, former Mayor Karl Dean, and influential Democrats Charles Bone, and Charles Robert Bone.

Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Speaking of School Consolidation

ADVERTISEMENT

Readers also liked…

  • Another Big Shoe Drops with Lane's Entry in Sheriff's Race

    County Homeland Security director holds kickoff rally in Millington; considered major contender for GOP nomination.
    • Sep 13, 2017
  • 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
  • UPDATE: De-annexation Bill Killed for Session

    Senate State and Local Committee votes 5-3-1 to send bill to summer study -- in other words, has put off action on measure until next year.
    • Mar 30, 2016

Most Commented On

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