|A C Wharton won last night's TEP PAC Straw Poll|
I wish you could have all been there. We had a great happy hour meeting new advocates as well as the candidates running for Memphis City Council in the upcoming election. It was a relaxing atmosphere in which to discuss equality issues, our concerns, and our hopes with people who will have the power to make a difference. TEP PAC endorsed candidates attending last evening's soiree included Councilman Myron Lowery, Councilman Jim Strickland, Councilwoman Janis Fullilove, and candidates Paul Shaffer, Lee Harris, and Sylvia Cox. Getting to talk to these candidates in this informal setting was a unique opportunity, and we appreciate their attendance.
Mayor AC Wharton won the straw poll in a landslide. In fact, the only vote cast other than for Mayor Wharton went to Prince Mongo, the perennial mayoral candidate. We congratulate Mayor Wharton, and we thank those who cast their vote in the poll.
The election is already upon us. Early voting begins September 16 and election day on October 6. Make your plans to vote and let your voice be heard. For your benefit, I've reposted the PAC's election guide.
Thanks to everyone who helped last night, and thank you especially to the Hi-Tone Café for hosting the event.
- Anne Gullick, TEP Board member and Shelby County Committee Co-Chair