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VOL. 124 | NO. 178 | Thursday, September 10, 2009

25 In Final Field For City Mayor

By Bill Dries

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The Shelby County Election Commission has approved a field of 25 candidates for the Oct. 15 special election for Memphis mayor.

The vote came hours after the Thursday deadline for any candidates to withdraw.

Memphis City Council member Joe Brown was one of three candidates who withdrew before the deadline.

Sept. 15 is the last day to register to vote in the special election. Early voting begin Sept. 25.

The 25 candidates are:

Leo Awgowhat

Randy L. Cagle

Charles Carpenter

Carol Chumney

Dewey Clark

James Clingan

Menelik Fombi

Wanda Halbert

Johnny Hatcher Jr.

Robert “Prince Mongo” Hodges

Constance Renee Houston

Dewayne Jones

E.C. Jones

Jerry Lawler

Myron Lowery

Ernest Lunati

Detric W. Stigall

Silky Sullivan

David W. Vinciarelli

Voung Vaughn Vow

Mary Taylor Shelby Wright

Sharon A. Webb

Kenneth Twigg Whalum Jr.

A C Wharton Jr.

John Willingham

The other two races on the Oct. 15 ballot, primary elections for State Senate District 31, were decided at the deadline.

Bobby Baker withdrew from the Democratic primary making Adrienne Pakis Gillon the only contender in that contest.

In the GOP primary, James Harrell got out of the race leaving only State Representative Brian Kelsey.

Kelsey and Gillon will meet in the Dec. 1 general election for the State Senate seat vacated by Republican Paul Stanley.

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