Former State Senator John Ford files petition for General Sessions Court Clerk

Local Elections

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – A prominent name in Memphis politics and public service wants to get back in the game.

Monday John Ford filed a petition for General Sessions Court Clerk, a position he once held.

Ford, 77, is a former Tennessee State Senator who was caught up in the TBI sting operation known as Tennessee Waltz. He was convicted on bribery charges and sentenced to 5 ½ years. He also was convicted in Nashville on corruption and honest-services wire fraud and received 14 years there, but that conviction was eventually thrown out.

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