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Mon Apr 29, 2019, 05:51 AM

Fundraisers and neo-Confederate threats mark five months to Memphis election day

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland continued a series of re-election fundraisers in Midtown Sunday with a mix of the city’s accomplishments and growth during his first term and a call for a “fair and equitable Memphis.”

The backyard gathering hosted by Dr. Shawn Hayden and Connor Parris drew 50 supporters including former Shelby County mayor Bill Morris.

“We’ve worked really hard improving city services. … We’re trying to be fair and equitable,” Strickland said as he reviewed a reorganization of the Memphis Animal Services, increasing the ranks of the Memphis Police Department and increased funding for road paving across the city as well as efforts to increase City Hall’s spending with minority-owned businesses.

“We haven’t finished. I love this job. … but I want another four years because we have some real challenges,” he said. “I can’t guarantee you much, but I will outwork every other opponent.”

Read more: https://dailymemphian.com/section/metro/article/4736/Fundraisers-and-neo-Confederate-threats-mark-five-months-to-Memphis-election-day

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