Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tami Sawyer Announces Mayoral Candidacy

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2019 at 9:26 AM

click to enlarge Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer
  • Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer

Confirming weeks of rumors, Tami Sawyer, well-known progressive activist and member of the Shelby County Commission, announced this morning that she is, as much advance speculation had it, running for mayor of Memphis.

In an online post, Sawyer says, “I’m running to be the next Mayor of Memphis. On our 200th anniversary as a city, we can’t wait any longer for equity and opportunity to be the values that drive our city forward. Let’s do this together, Memphis.

She then attaches a “launch video to hear why we can’t wait”:

A native Memphian, Sawyer has in recent years become a major force in civic and political affairs as an activist leader who spearheaded a grass roots movement to remove Memphis' downtown Confederate monuments as improper images for the future of the city as she and others saw it.

Her ever-mounting influence and reputation among progressives became the platform from which she launched and won a campaign for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Commission in 2016.

Tags: , ,

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.


Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment


Readers also liked…

Most Commented On

© 1996-2021

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