Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Crone Wins Temporary Council Seat

Posted By on Tue, May 19, 2015 at 4:44 PM

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Alan Crone was appointed to fill the Memphis City Council seat left vacant by Shea Flinn in April.

Crone is a native Memphian and an attorney with the Memphis firm Crone + McEvoy. He told council members Tuesday that he wants to help a build a city that his three children would choose as a home.

"There's lot to do this summer to make sure that happens," Crone said. "I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get into the details and work hard to make Memphis a better place."

Perhaps his biggest selling point for many council members, however, was the fact that Crone said he would not run for the super District 9, Position 2 seat in October.

Crone said he worked in Gov. Don Sundquist's administration in the 1990s and has since served in elected positions and on the boards of several nonprofit agencies.   

The final tally of the run-off vote by council members gave Crone seven votes and activist Fran Triplett three votes. Voting for Crone were council members Edmund Ford Jr., Reid Hedgepeth, Bill Morrison, Jim Strickland, Berlin Boyd, Bill Boyd, and Kemp Conrad.  Voting for Triplett were council members Joe Brown, Harold Collins, and Janis Fullilove.   

Other candidates for the seat included, Shelby County Schools board member Stephanie Gatewood, FedEx executive Philip Spinosa Jr., union leader Paul Shaffer, city, business owner Diane Cambron, former East High School principal Lowell Winston, and restaurant supply store owner Lester Lit.

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